Gerard Mills Memorial Prize for Wildlife Photography - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Gerard Mills Memorial Prize for Wildlife Photography

2021 Winners

1st prize: Madhav Anilkumar
2nd prize: Bernice Wood
3rd prize: Jasmine Connors
Windows Desktop Winner: Coralie Delme
Highly Commended Winner 1: Alex Wells 
Highly Commended Winner 2: Sean Goss

Virtual exhibition for the 25 finalists

This year, the 25 finalists for the Gerard Mills Memorial Prize for Wildlife Photography have been curated into a virtual exhibition. Explore the photos by downloading the EyeJack app (an augmented reality app) and scan the QR code.

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Download the EyeJack app and scan the QR code to view a virtual exhibition for the the 25 finalists for the Gerard Mills Memorial Prize for Wildlife Photography.

Madhav Anilkumar's noisy minor photo - 2021 First Prize Winner

Bernice Wood's dragonfly photo - 2021 Second Prize Winner

Jasmine Connor's red-backed fairy wren photo - 2021 Third Prize Winner

Alex Wells's osprey photo - 2021 Highly Commended 1 Prize Winner

Sean Goss's damselfly photo - 2021 Highly Commended 2 Prize Winner

Corline Delme's water dragon photo - 2021 Windows Desktop Prize Winner

Honouring a USC legend

The Gerard Mills Memorial Prize honours the memory of USC Honorary Senior Fellow, Mr. Gerard Mills. Gerard devoted much of his life to education, art, and photography. He spent almost four years taking more than 30,000 photos of wildlife activity, each week walking kilometres of USC's 100-hectare Sunshine Coast campus to find rare and elusive species.

Mr. Mills documented almost 600 species including everything from the tiniest beetles to the biggest kangaroos, from snakes and birds to bandicoots and sugar gliders. The Gerard Mills Memorial Prize acknowledges a USC student who demonstrates excellence in wildlife photography.

2019 Winners

1st prize: Jordyn Colquhoun
2nd prize: Bernice Wood
3rd prize: Ronald Sayegh

2018 Winners

1st prize: Olivia Kimber
2nd prize: Bernice Wood
3rd prize: Jessica Bettega

2017 Winners

1st prize: Tyler Nicholls
2nd prize: Kate Berry
3rd prize: Jackson Weaver

Small bird delivers big reward for student snapper

A spur of the moment chance snap of one of Australia’s most-loved small birds has delivered big results for amateur photographer and USC student Jordyn Colquhoun.

Winning wildlife photo was no cheep shot

Winning the 2018 Gerard Mills Memorial Prize for Wildlife Photography this week was Olivia Kimber’s gorgeous image of six fairy martins at the edge of a puddle on Sippy Downs campus.

Students awarded for their stunning wildlife photography

Students who took exceptional photographs of USC’s native fauna have been awarded the inaugural Gerard Mills Memorial Prizes for Wildlife Photography at a special ceremony on campus.

USC honour for wildlife photographer

A passionate photographer on a 10-year odyssey to record the rich diversity of wildlife on the Sippy Downs campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast will become an Honorary Senior Fellow.

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