The Leichhardt electorate boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Australia.
From sunflower fields in Cairns to the turquoise coral cays of the Torres Strait and everywhere in between.
Combine that with our vibrant communities, local characters and huge variety of tropical species and it’s clear that local photographers seeking inspiration are spoiled for choice.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is now calling for photographs that capture our iconic places, people, events, flora and fauna for his tenth annual Community Calendar Competition.
He said he regularly gets positive feedback about the calendar and always endeavours to include a wide range of places and subjects in its pages.
“This calendar is one of my favourite projects during the year,” Mr Entsch said.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for people to showcase their photography skills to thousands of businesses in the Far North.
“The top 14 shots – one for each month plus a front and back cover – will feature in this year’s calendar along with the name of each photographer, as well as details of where each photo was taken.”
Mr Entsch urged local photographers to be responsible when out snapping pictures and ensure they adhere to social distancing measures and other restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Maybe photographers this year can submit moments they captured during isolation or from Light Up the Dawn on Anzac Day,” he said.
“While our natural beauty is well-known, it is our people that make our region the best place to live.”
The southern boundary of Leichhardt is White Rock and to the west, parts of Kuranda and Speewah are included within Leichhardt as is Mt Carbine.
The boundary then extends west to the Gulf of Carpentaria taking in all of Cape York and the Torres Strait.
Images MUST be in landscape format, high-resolution JPEG digital image (minimum size 1Mb and resolution 300dpi) and be received by close of business on Thursday, 28 May 2020.
All images meeting the above criteria are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
For further information, or questions, contact the Cairns electorate office on (07) 4051 2220.
People who would like a free copy of the 2020-21 calendar when they become available can contact Mr Entsch’s office directly.