Use the power of photography to reflect philanthropy in Queensland.

Philanthropy in Focus 2017-05-04T13:50:24+00:00

As part of QCF Philanthropy Week, The Public Trustee sponsored QCF Photo Challenge invites photographers and non-profit organisations to come together to connect, tell their stories and share their work.

Ideally photos should bring awareness to critical issues but also offer hope and a solution. Images submitted may be in collaboration with a Queensland non-profit or free choice. The Photo Challenge is designed to embrace visual storytelling of philanthropy.

QCF Philanthropy Week is a celebration to raise awareness of philanthropy in Queensland, honour community members and organisations who make outstanding philanthropic contributions, and encourage support for charities and community organisations operating throughout Queensland.

QCF Philanthropy Week will be held from 9-16 June 2017.

Please note, the QCF Photo Challenge has been extended to midnight on Sunday, 7 May 2017.

Philanthropy In Focus Criteria & Guidelines


Koala in Recovery – this past entry is from Harrison Saragossi, who was inspired by Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Warriors. Harrison’s photo shows how humans have impacted on our iconic koalas in two different ways. People can be damaging, but they can also show compassion, kindness and love.

QCF Photo Challenge - Philanthropy in Focus

Closing Date Friday 7 May 2017

Please fill out the form below


  • 500 words max
  • Images submitted are to be a minimum of 2.0MB at 300DPI and in JPEG format.
    1. The QCF Photo Challenge is open to Queensland residents and/or organisations operating in Queensland. 2. Copyright a. Entrants will retain copyright in their photograph. b. Each Entrant grants QCF a non-exclusive perpetual licence to use photograph images to promote QCF, including (without limitation) in both digital and print form to be featured at the Philanthropist of the Year Awards Lunch – Brisbane Hilton on Friday 16 June 2017 and on the QCF website and through social media and publications. QCF will credit the photograph source where possible. c. QCF respects the privacy of entrants and will endeavour to prevent non-authorised reproduction of the image, but is not liable for any such reproduction. 3. Images submitted are to be a minimum of 2.0MB at 300DPI and in JPEG format. 4. A pre-selection process will take place from the entries to produce a shortlist for digital display during QCF Philanthropy Week 09 -16 June 2017. 5. Entrants whose photographs are selected as finalists for digital display will be notified. Unsuccessful entrants will not be notified. 6. Submissions must be comprised of a photo and a short written statement of a maximum of 500 words, and must include the photographer’s full name, contact details plus a title and short description of the location, context and date (month/year) the photo was taken. 7. QCF reserves the right to reject any submission based on quality, content or theme. All submissions will be reviewed for accuracy of information. Written statements may be edited for clarity. Accepted Photos will be posted on the QCF website. We will inform you by email when they have been posted. 8. Entry is online at 9. Judging will take place in May. All decisions of the judges are final and are not subject to review. The winning entry will be announced at the launch of QCF Philanthropy Week 09 – 16 June 2017 and the entrant of the winning image will receive an invitation to attend the launch of Philanthropy Week. 10. By submitting a photo in the challenge you agree to have read and understood the above terms and conditions. Submission of entries in this competition automatically constitutes the Entrant’s acceptance of all competition rules and authorisation from the subject. 11. Entries must be received by 1 May 2017.

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