Winning Entries – Spring in the Mary photo competition

The MRCCC are very happy with the quality of entries into the annual Spring in the Mary Photo competition.  The competition attracted a range of images highlighting the diversity and beauty of the Mary River Catchment, which stretches from the headwaters around Conondale through to River Heads at Hervey Bay.  Throughout ‘Mary River Month’ the Spring in the Mary photo competition has inspired the wider community to focus their attention on the value of our creeks and rivers, flora, fauna and rural landscapes and to capture a number of images for everyone to enjoy.


1st Prize sponsored by Murray Views – Debbie Polley – Early Rowers 












2nd Prize sponsored by the Burnett Mary Regional Group – Sydney Collett, Juvenile Mary River Turtle












1st Prize Rural category sponsored by Bos Rural Kandanga Farm Store – Jillian Turner, Making Hay

People’s Choice Award sponsored by Noosa Landcare – David Rowlands Krefft’s Turtles, Glastonbury

1st Prize Junior Category sponsored by HQPlantations – Levi Vella

Highly commended Open category  – Annamiek Wilson, Misty Valley

Highly commended Junior category Paige Phali, Seeing Nature through youth’s eyes

This year the competition’s major sponsor, Murray Views in Gympie have kindly offered for the winning entries to be reproduced into special edition postcards (with full acknowledgement to the photographers) which they will donate to the MRCCC to raise funds for a conservation project such as Mary River turtle nest protection.


Thank you to Murray Views, Noosa Landcare, HQPlantations, Bos Rural and the Burnett Mary Regional Group for sponsoring the competition and thank you to all those who submitted entries. 




  1. Jillian Turner

    Thank you MRCCC for conducting this wonderful competition. Congratulations to all winners on your beautiful images & everyone that submitted entries. Thank you to all the generous sponsors.

  2. Wonderful images capturing the essence of Mary River environments and its people.

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