UQ Green Ambassador Program & UQ Life are hosting an exciting photo competition. We want to see how creative our UQ community is and how familiar you all are with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!

All you need to do is take a photo of something in your life that represents one or more of the UN SDG(s). Tell us why this SDG is important to you and how it relates to your photo. For example, our UQ Community Garden Club could represent SDGs #11 &12 as it is a community devoted to sustainable production and consumption of food.

We have some great prizes up for grabs, so go ahead and start snapping!

For Australia-based submissions

  • Submit your photos of somewhere in Australia and enter the draw to win 1 of 3 $50 Biome gift voucher! Please read the Terms & Conditions. Submit your photo here (Australia-based submissions only).

For Online submission

  • Submit your photos from anywhere in the world and enter the draw to win 1 of 2 digital pre-paid $50 Mastercard voucher! Please read the Terms & Conditions. Submit your photo here (online submissions only).

The competition will run during the course of Sustainability Week (August 16-20). Submissions will open 8am Monday 16 August and close 5pm Friday 27 August. The winners will be contacted directly or you can see the announcement by following UQ Sustainability on Facebook or Instagram.

    Here are some UN SDGs that could give you ideas for your snapshot:

    3. Good health and wellbeing
    6. Clean water and sanitation
    7. Affordable and clean energy
    9. Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
    11. Sustainable cities and communities
    12. Responsible consumption and production 
    13. Climate action
    14. Life below water
    15. Life on land
    17. Partnerships for the goals

    Learn more about the UN SDGs here!

    Hosted by the UQ Green Ambassador ProgramUQ Life, and UQ Sustainability.

    "The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests." - United Nations




    About UQ Sustainability Week 2021

    Sustainability Week is an opportunity for the UQ community to celebrate and promote sustainability across UQ's campuses and sites. From August 16-20, a range of activities and events are hosted across all areas of the University, including markets, workshops, crafts and DIY, film screenings, specialist presentations, tree plantings, bird watching and garden tours, solar tours, forums and panel discussions, competitions and challenges to inspire sustainable behaviours.

    Join us for the fun, check out the full program! Stay up to date by liking UQ Sustainability on Facebook or following us on Instagram

    Important update: Based on the recent Covid restrictions, this year's Sustainability Week will be entirely online. Those events that cannot be transitioned to an online format will be postponed. Keep an eye on our social media channels, and our website for updates! (last updated Wednesday 25 August).