The Rainforest Rescue Canopy Awards
How can a rainforest be protected in a fraction of a second? With a photograph. Introducing the Rainforest Rescue Canopy Awards.
***Update: Entry deadline has been extended to Mon 04 April 2022***
Rainforest Rescue is launching the first-ever global competition for rainforest photography with each entry contributing towards the protection of one square metre of rainforest habitat.
In partnership with two of Australia’s world-renowned photographers – Darren Jew and Jasmine Carey, and the four Major Sponsors of f-stop, Silky Oaks Lodge, Spell, and Will & Bear, Rainforest Rescue have created the Rainforest Rescue Canopy Awards to shine the light on the need to protect rainforests worldwide.
Who knew that Peter Dombrovskis’ photograph of Rock Island Bend would be credited with saving Tasmania’s Franklin River in the 1980s? This competition encourages entrants to use their camera for a positive purpose – and know that every photo can play a role in change – and in this case, in rainforest protection.
With judges including Steve Parrish OAM, Wayne Quilliam, Juergen & Stella Freund, Madeleine Faught, and Dr. Robert Kooyman (judges bios available here), entrants will compete across four categories – habitats, hidden gems, characters, and reportage – for category prizes and an overall Grand Prize, valued in excess of $10,000. The global promotion is powered up by partners Blue Frog Marketing, BioPak, Cairns Airport, and Tourism Port Douglas Daintree.
There’s also a People’s Choice Award, where the public will be able to vote for a winner from the short-listed entries.
As Rainforest Rescue CEO, Branden Barber, said recently:
“The international Rainforest Rescue Canopy Awards creates a platform to promote the beauty and fragility of the Daintree Rainforest and its unique ecology and biodiversity. Inviting photographers to contribute their perspectives provides a richer tapestry upon which to focus our intentions for both the Daintree’s forever protection, as well as the protection of rainforests and rainforest creatures all over the world.’’ Branden Barber, Rainforest Rescue CEO
Entries for the Canopy Awards are open from 01 – 31 March. For more information and to submit entries visit canopyawards.org