Winners 2017

Winners 2017

2017 Visioning the Outdoors Film & Photo Comp

Posted on 23.06.2017

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Visioning the Outdoors Film & Photo Comp.

Overall the quality of the entries was higher in 2017 than in previous years and the judging was therefore more challenging.

While the images selected below are the winners, almost all the entries were outstanding in some way and many will go on to feature on the QORF website and in social media from time to time to help us promote the outdoors and outdoor activity in Queensland.

The Winners 2017

Best Photo

Robbs Monument by James Kaczmarek

“This inspiring, well-executed shot combines great lighting, composition and colour – and a real sense of the scale of the outdoors.” – Chris Bray, Judge

Best Youth Photo

Live Life at the Top by Abe Oliver


People’s Choice Photo

Governors Chair by Shane Cresser

“We woke up before sunrise and made the short climb up to Governor’s Chair lookout for the most spectacular sunrise you could ever hope for. As soon as I walked towards the lookout I could see straight away the shot I wanted, perfectly framed by the small trees on either side.”

Best Film

North Shore Camping  by Joey Vieira

From Los Angeles and my son’s best school friend invites us on a camping trip…and we can’t wait to do it again! Moved to Queensland from Los Angeles with my family 3 years ago and it’s a camping trip like this one that makes us want to stay forever!

Best Youth Film

Adventures at Thetford Reef
by Sophie Kalkowski-Pope

Thrilling trip to the Thetford Reef, 50km East of Cairns, featuring a uncommon sighting of 50+ massive (1m long) bumphead parrotfish! A spectacular up-close encounter on our Great Barrier Reef.

People’s Choice Film

Huge Rope Swing off a Waterfall
by Jarrah Brand-Adams

Want to add a little spice to your life…? Well, one must get one’s friends together and jump off a waterfall. We set up a huge rope swing off a 90m waterfall in the Tropical North Queensland hills just north of Townsville and had some adventures and good times.


Maroon after Midnight by Lachlan Gardiner

Sometimes the best adventures aren’t well planned … we set off at midnight up Mount Maroon. Neither of us had set foot on the mountain previously, plus it was raining. Needless to say we didn’t get too lost, the sky cleared as we neared the top and this was our view at the saddle looking back towards the impressive East Face

Special thanks to our judges, Chris Bray and Ben Southall; and our prize sponsors: Crumpler, K2 Basecamp, Equipped Outdoors and Chris Bray Photography.




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