Coast Care calling on submissions for annual calendar

Sales from the Coolum and North Shore Coast Care calendar will go towards funding the various environmental protection work that the group does which includes the Thursday morning weeding and dune restorers. Photo: CNSCC  

COOLUM and North Shore Coast Care (CNSCC) is once again canvassing the local community of photographers for submissions for their 2025 calendar with the group accepting images until May 19.  

The annual calendar is one of the main fundraisers for the not-for-profit environmental protection group whose work involves volunteers looking after all facets of the natural world in our region with a specific emphasis on turtles and beaches.  

If you would you like to see your photo in the calendar then it’s time to get outdoors and capture the natural essence of the Sunshine Coast.  

The calendar’s theme ‘Natural Beauty of the Sunshine Coast” focuses on capturing the uniqueness of nature here on the Sunshine Coast and photographers are encouraged to take a closer look at the wonder of nature around them.  

Nature shots of our beautiful native landscapes, wildlife and flora should come from the region between North of the Maroochy River and up to Noosa and extend inland to the hinterland.   

Since CNSCC started producing its calendars in 2011 they have travelled to over nineteen countries around the world.  

Funds generated by the calendar sales go back into Coast Care and the vital work they undertake.  

Calendar coordinator Lutz Kramer said that many iconic images had been featured in the calendars over the years.  

“Locals and tourists alike love to see the Sunshine Coast’s beauty, so we need photos of iconic animals and natural beauty spots… though I am still waiting for a waterfall picture of Mount Coolum!”  

Last year’s cover shot featured a whale breaking with Mt Coolum in the background.  

“Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to be as creative as they like when photographing the beauty of nature and the challenge is to take some interesting and a new perspective of the coast,” Lutz said.  


  • Images from Maroochy River to Noosa and out to the hinterland and the ocean.  
  • Flora and fauna – birds, flying foxes, turtles, sea and land mammals, insects, fungi, native plants.  
  • Natural iconic markers such as Emu Mountain, Mt Coolum and Mt Ninderry, parks and reserves.  
  • 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. 

Photographs can be submitted by young and old, professional or amateur by emailing them to or by calling Tash 0478 435 377. Submissions must be received by Sunday, May 19.  

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