The Queensland Community Foundation (QCF)  invites all Queensland based photographers, instagrammers, philanthropists and charities to enter the QCF Photo Challenge.

Joy Mingay, chair of the local QCF sub-fund, the Toowoomba Regional Community Fund, is calling on all local photographers and charities to get an entry in. “I’d love to see the winning entry come from the Toowoomba region,” she said.

The challenge runs for the month of April and the winning entry will receive a $2000 donation for the charity of their choice and a $500 prize for the photographer. Entry is simple. Take a photo and post it on Instagram or Facebook, tagging QCF and using QCF Photo Challenge hashtags or submit online. “Everyone has a camera on their phone, so it’s easy, and you will be helping QCF highlight some of the good work being done in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs,” Ms Mingay said.

The winning photograph will tell a story and inspire giving, kindness and compassion. Entries are open to independent photographers and non-for profit organisations. The competition is an opportunity to display the work of you favourite charity and win a generous donation. “We all know how extraordinarily generous Toowoomba people are in supporting those in need, and I’m sure there are some wonderful photographers in the region who can capture some of that giving attitude in an image,” she said.

The photo challenge is run by QCF to support and promote philanthropy and giving in the community. The picture can be realistic or conceptual, specific or broad. It can be an act of compassion, kindness, doing good or highlight a specific cause or issue. Queenslanders, and Queensland based charities can enter multiple entries into the challenge.

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