20 Mar 2017

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) today launched a photographic competition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the iconic Bowen Jetty.

NQBP Chief Executive Officer Steve Lewis said the Bowen Jetty is one of the region’s best known and most loved structures.

“I am delighted to announce the NQBP #BowenJetty150 Photography Competition as a way of joining with the community to celebrate this significant milestone,” Mr Lewis said.

“With its magnificent central location, the Bowen Jetty is a magnet for social media snappers and dedicated photographers alike.”

Mr Lewis said NQBP, as the port authority for the Port of Abbot Point, has a long association with the Bowen Jetty and its wharves.

“While its role has changed significantly over the years, the facility still plays an operational role with the port to this day as the base for the Bowen Towage Services tugs that service the Abbot Point terminal,” Mr Lewis said.

“I encourage everyone to enter the NQBP #BowenJetty150 Photography Competition, and help acknowledge and celebrate the structure’s significant history and beauty.”

Bowen Independent Manager Stephen Darwen said the competition will be run in conjunction with the Bowen Independent and is open to everyone.

“I’d like to thank NQBP for running this competition, and we are delighted to get behind this great idea to celebrate this milestone,” Mr Darwen said.

“The community feels a real connection to the Bowen Jetty, and it’s also a popular stop for visitors to the region as well.”

“Throughout the competition, a selection of the best photos will be featured in the Bowen Independent as well as by NQBP on social media via #BowenJetty150,” Mr Darwen said.

“I’m looking forward to seeing all the fantastic images submitted during the next two months.”

Photographers have a number of ways to enter:

  • Email your photo to the Bowen Independent (robyn.tengbom@news.com.au),
  • Submit via social media network Instagram using the hashtag #BowenJetty150 and tagging @NQBPC; or
  • Drop in a hard copy to the Bowen Independent office at 28 George Street, Bowen.

The #BowenJetty150 Photography Competition will feature a first prize of $1000, a people’s choice award voted through social media of $500 and individual prizes of $250 for each of the following categories:

  • Community, Innovation, Sustainability and History.

The judging panel will include a representative from both Bowen Independent and NQBP as well as a community representative.

NQBP will also partner with the Bowen Independent to produce a collector’s edition photo book, which will be compiled at the end of the competition. The photo book will be sold for a nominal price, with proceeds raised to be donated to a local charity or community group.

The #BowenJetty150 Photo Competition closes on May 15, 2017.

Competition Rules:

1. Submitted in JPG/NQBP social media

1a. Email high resolution JPEG submissions to: robyn.tengbom@news.com.au

1b. Bring in hard copy photos for scanning to the Bowen Independent

1c. Submit by tagging @nqbpc or using hashtag #bowenjetty150 on Instagram

1d. If submitting via social media, it must be a public profile

1e. Hashtag the category of photo (eg #innovation)

2. Rights to photo shared by Bowen Independent and NQBP to be re-used across various mediums

3. Submit to newspaper with date of photo, photographer’s name, contact details (address will not be published, but could be used to contact photographer) and what category they want the photo to be considered under (community, innovation, sustainability, history).

3a. If no theme is determined by photographer, it will be determined by judging panel.