Visioning the Outdoors

Photographer: Georgina Pratten

Film & Photo Competition

The Winners 2019

As the quality of the entries in 2019 was, for the most part, quite exceptional, the judging was quite challenging. While only a few  were selected as the winners, almost all the entries were outstanding in some way and many will go on to feature from time to time on the QORF website, and in social media, to help us promote the outdoors and outdoor activity in Queensland.


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

New Zealand 9 by Anthony Gordon

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

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.

Visioning the Outdoors Film & Photo Competition photographers create visions of living life outdoors that inspire people to get outdoors more often, to visit new places, or revisit old favourites, to try new activities, or challenge themselves further.

The Visioning the Outdoors Film & Photo Competition encourages lovers of the outdoors to celebrate the power of outdoor recreation to positively impact people’s lives.

The overall purpose of the competitions is to achieve the following outcomes:

  • encourage outdoor recreationists to capture images and create representations of their experiences;
  • build recognition amongst the wider community of outdoor activities, people and spaces;
  • inspire increased participation and respect for outdoor recreation and recreation environments;
  • raise the profile of the outdoor recreation and education sector; and
  • create shared value for partners supporting Visioning the Outdoors.

Visioning the Outdoors has been designed to contribute towards QORF’s broader objectives.

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