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

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

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 kilometers 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.

Prize winners will be judged on technical ability, as well as creativity.

Small bird delivers big reward for student snapper
Jordyn Colquhoun’s photograph titled ‘Willie Wagtail’ has taken out the top prize in the University’s 2019 Gerard Mills Memorial Prize for Wildlife Photography.
Gerard Mills (right) with Professor Greg Hill

Find out about USC's wildlife through blogs, stories and the remarkable photography of Gerard Mills