Using the power of photography to reflect philanthropy, Queenslanders were challenged to #focusonkindness in 2020. We were thrilled to receive a record number of entries in 2020 – 128 from across the state, shining a light on kindness.

JUDGING PANEL

Simon Gaites – Northern Trust

Sharyn Ghidella – Channel 7

Michelle Kearney – QIC

Margo Powell – QUT

Wominjeka - welcome!

2020 WINNER QCF PHOTO CHALLENGE – #focusonkindness

JUDGES’ CHOICE

Title of Work: Wominjeka – Welcome!

Name of Subject:  Uncle Fred

Submitted By: Anne Murray in support of Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Photo Essay: Fred is an aboriginal elder from the Stradbroke Island region. He comes from the Quandamooka people, a group that live around Moreton Bay in Southeastern Queensland. There are three distinct tribes, the Nunukul, the Goenpul and the Ngugi. They live primarily on Moreton and North Stradbroke Islands. Archaeological evidence dates occupation by these people back at least as far as 21,000 years ago.

When I wanted to do some photographs about kindness I asked Fred if he would agree to be photographed as I wanted to show first people
kindness towards the rest of us. Fred is one of the most kind people I have met. I love this photograph of Fred where he was laughing at
something I had said about myself. We spent some hours together and he talked about and showed me the history of his country, now known as Stradbroke Island. When I asked him how he felt about Australia becoming multicultural his response was that as long as they looked after the country he was fine with it.

Fred is a very generous and kind man who as an elder cares very much about the wellbeing of the young people of his people.

Anne Murray nominated the Indigenous Literacy Foundation as the charity of her choice to receive a $2,000 donation sponsored by Northern Trust.

2020  QCF PHOTO CHALLENGE – RUNNERS UP (IN NO ORDER)

School Care

2020 FINALIST

Photo by Helen Commens titled ‘School Care’ in support of Drought Angels.

Always look your best

2020 FINALIST

Photo by Jannine McFarlane titled ‘Always look your best’  in support of Youngcare.

The Soft and Gentle Touch

2020 FINALIST

Photo by Lauren Watson titled ‘The soft and gentle touch’ in support of Delta Therapy Dogs.

Happy Friendship

2020 FINALIST

Photo by Keren Mcsweeney titled ‘Happy friendship’ in support of RSPCA.