If you’re looking to enter the 2023 Rainforest Rescue Canopy Awards, you’ve come to the right place!

The Canopy Awards competition platform is managed here by the Photo Competitions team.

Here you can find:

Full Terms and Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions

Entry and Registration for the Competition (Entries open 10th April 2023)

Email Support is available through our Contact Form

This is the Entry Portal only, more general information about the awards becomes available at www.canopyawards.org

The Canopy Awards supports Rainforest Rescue, with every entry protecting 1 square metre of rainforest forever.


Entries Open – Monday 10th April 2023 – 8:00am (AEST)
Entries Close – Monday 29th May 2023 at 8:00pm (AEST) – Competition now closed
Shortlists released – June 2023
Winners Announced – July 2023


Open Class – $25 per image.

Entrants can enter a maximum of Six Entries. Entries can be across any category, as an example: you can enter one entry in each of three categories, or six entries in one category etc

Every entry protects 1 square metre of rainforest forever via Rainforest Rescue.


Chosen from amongst all entries, the winner of the Grand Prize will be off on a fabulous adventure in Australia’s Daintree, the world’s oldest rainforest.

CATEGORIES and special Prizes

There will be a category winner for each category

  • Habitats – Landscapes; Scenes taken in or of Rainforest
  • Characters – Wildlife taken in, or on the margins of Rainforest
  • Hidden Gems – Plants; details; abstractions taken in, or of Rainforest

Best of the Wet Tropics – The photograph chosen from a pool of entries shot in Queensland’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

People’s Choice Vote – The public’s choice from the Shortlisted Entries.

Stay tuned for Details of Special Prizes


Every entry will be scored by three experienced reviewers, who will provide a score against each of the Six Scoring Criteria, and average scores are then calculated. The Six Scoring Criteria are Impact/Mood/Feel; Technique; Composition; Subject; Storytelling; and Innovation/Originality.

From the pool of highest-scoring images in each category, shortlisted entries will be announced.

The Shortlisted entries will then be adjudicated by a separate Judging Panel to choose Finalists, Category Winners, and a Grand Prize Winner.


Every entrant will receive a REPORT CARD that provides them with a reflection of the scores they received for each of their entries. The REPORT CARD is derived from the score given by three experienced reviewers in Round One of the adjudication (The Scoring Round). A band of achievement will be provided as a gauge of achievement against each of the Six Scoring Criteria.


The Canopy Awards are open to all photographers.

Please familiarise yourself with the Canopy Awards Terms and Conditions to ensure your work meets all eligibility requirements.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer.

Images will be used strictly in connection with the administration of The Canopy Awards and will only be used by the organisers, sponsors and partners for the purposes of promoting The Canopy Awards. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

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