THE CALL out has been made and Coolum and North Shore Coast Care (CNSCC) are inviting photographic submissions from photographers both young and old for their 2024 calendar which serves as a major fundraiser for the local environmental, not for profit advocacy group.
Submissions can be made from now up until April 15 and the theme for the 2024 calendar is ‘Natural Beauty of the Sunshine Coast’.
If you would like to see your photo in a calendar that is often sent around the world, then now is the time to get outdoors and capture the natural essence of the Sunshine Coast. The organising group are looking for images that focus on capturing the uniqueness of nature here on the Sunshine Coast. Photographers are encouraged to take a closer look at the wonder of nature around them.
One criterion is that the images must be of beautiful native landscapes, wildlife and flora from the region North of the Maroochy River to Noosa and extending inland to the hinterland.
Since CNSCC started producing its calendars in 2011, the not-for-profit environmental group has seen the calendars travel to over twenty-one countries around the world and sales from the calendar finance the environmental work that the group does in the region.
Calendar group representative Lutz Kramer explained that the calendars each year make for a perfect gift that can be easily sent by post.
“Buyers often send the calendar to families and friends overseas and at last count, our calendars went as far as Brazil, Thailand, China, India, UK, Germany, North America and Canada that we know of.”
“Locals and tourists alike love to see the Sunshine Coast’s beauty, so we need photos of iconic animals and natural beauty spots”.
Previous calendars have featured turtles, wildflowers, seashells, night stars, Mount Coolum, Emu Mountain, and Mount Ninderry. Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to be as creative as they like when photographing the beauty of nature.
“The challenge is to take some interesting perspectives of the coast,” Lutz stated.
Photographs can be submitted by young and old, professional and amateur by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Birte Spencer 0403 752 955. Photos must be submitted by April 15. If your photo is chosen, you will receive a free calendar, your name in print and an invitation to the Calendar launch event, and the satisfaction that you have helped Coolum and North Shore Coast Care with its work to preserve our natural environment.
- Photos should be of Australian native species, local to the area. No pets or introduced species, no weeds.
- Photos should not feature people unless to illustrate conservation work.
- Photos should not contain man-made buildings or structures. Use background blur via depth of field adjustment to make these less obvious.
- Photos with moderate post-processing can be submitted.
- The preference is for colour, but dramatic black and white can also be considered.
For more information on how to submit and more guidelines please email Lutz on the above address or contact Birte via mobile.