Council launches ‘natural hazards’ photo competition

With storm season approaching, the City of Gold Coast has launched a photo competition calling for locals to submit photos of ‘natural hazards’.

The Council will use the top photos from the public as part of their Get Ready Gold Coast campaign – in partnership with the RACQ Get Ready Queensland promotion.

The City of Gold Coast Facebook page says: “The Disaster Management Unit use a range of photos to promote the key messages of the campaign from a range of natural hazards such as electrical storms, lightning, thunder clouds, hail, fire, storm surge, land slippage, storm debris and damage.


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“These images will be used in community awareness presentations, Emergency Management publications, media campaigns, the City of Gold Coast web page, relevant City of Gold Coast sites and in documents created by the [Disaster Management Unit].

All photographers will receive credit wherever their photo is used.

The one clause the Council has specified is that, “under no circumstances should Entrants put themselves or others at risk” when taking their natural hazard photos.

Entries must be submitted through the Council’s Facebook page. First, second and third prize winners will receive vouchers to the Camera Store, a disaster management kit, and the glory of seeing their images used in the Get Ready campaign.