Visioning the Outdoors

Visioning the Outdoors

Film & Photo Competition

share your passion for the outdoors in Queensland

share your passion for the outdoors in Queensland

The Visioning the Outdoors Film & Photo Competition is no longer running.

Thank you to all our entrants, all our winners and all our sponsors. It was a great ride!  🙂


Best Photo

Cod Hole by Christian Botella 

A well-timed, well-positioned and well-lit shot that absolutely conveys the excitement and wonder of the outdoors! Great shot Christian, as are all your other entries this year! 
Chris Bray, Photo Judge

Best Film

NZ9 by Anthony Gordon

I would like to extend a warm thank you and congratulations to the film entrants in the 2019 Visioning the Outdoors competition. There’s no better place to film and share your experiences than in the great outdoors. All the films presented this year had strengths, whether it be the quality of the filming, the editing, the soundtrack or the locations shown. The selected winner, NZ9, demonstrated all of these qualities. This was all achieved despite what was quite obviously a very difficult filming environment – long, drawn out sections of Great Walks in New Zealand, rain and snow, and fatigue. I am thoroughly impressed at what the crew achieved, both on foot and in terms of the movie they have put together.
Lachlan Ryan, Film Judge

Best Youth Photo

Beach Time by Lydia Ellingsen

I like how the leading line formed by the coast guides the viewers eye into this colourful coastal landscape. Chris Bray, Photo Judge

K2 Basecamp Rockclimbing

Best Forgotten Art by Hannah Vasiliades

Special Mention
Cootharinga Vision by Jarrah Brand-Adams 


People’s Choice Photo

Lake Monduran by Julie Whalley

People’s Choice Film

Immerse Yourself by Lisa Marshall & Greg Cartwright 


Paddling SUP by AdventureMumma


Highly Recommended

Photos (Chris Bray)

Screaming Insanity by Antoine Moussette
Broadwater 1 by Christian Botella
Just keep Swimming by Christian Botella


Please note:
There were NO entries in the Best Youth Film category.
There were NO suitable images for the Equipped Outdoors Best Gear Photo category



Thank you to all our prize partners – we are very grateful for the support.

Entrants to the 2019 Visioning the Outdoors Film & Photo Competition were in the running to win a great selection of product from our prize and category partners: – Equipped OutdoorsPaddy Pallin, K2 Basecamp, Rescue Swag, Crumpler and Chris Bray Photography.


The theme is LIVE LIFE OUTDOORS, a celebration of the power of outdoor recreation activities to enrich people’s lives. We want you to submit photos or short films that capture the essence of your life lived outdoors. This might be your adventure, your escape, your connection, whatever your unique experience of the outdoors may be.

We need YOU to create visions of living life outdoors that inspire people to get outdoors more often.

Photos and short films should communicate in a way which inspires people to visit new places, or revisit old favourites, to try new activities, or challenge themselves further.

Do you need a few tips on taking better photos or making better films?
Check out these photography Tips & Tricks and these film making Resources.

Looking for inspiration?
Check out all the previous winning films and photo winners below



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