Gerard Mills Memorial Prize for Wildlife Photography

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Gerard Mills Memorial Prize for Wildlife Photography


Congratulations to the 2018 winners!

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

Winner notification:

Winners were announced at the Gerard Mills Memorial Prize for Wildlife Photography Reception at USC Art Gallery on the USC Sunshine Coast campus from 4-5pm on Wednesday 10 October 2018.

The winners received:

1st prize: A$1,000 cash and A$500 TEDs Camera store voucher
2nd prize: A$300 cash and A$300 TEDs Camera store voucher
3rd prize: A$200 cash and A$200 TEDs Camera store voucher

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.

Detail from the prize winning image 'A family of fairies'
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.

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Gerard Mills (right) with Professor Greg Hill

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

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