If you’re looking to enter the 2022 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 now open)

Email Support is available through our Contact Form

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

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


Entries Open – 1 March 2022 – 8:00am (AEST)
Entries Close – 31 March 2022 at 8:00pm (AEST) Extended to 4th April 2022 at 8:00pm (AEST)
Shortlists released – April 2022
Winners Announced – May 2022

Junior and Open CLASSES

All photographers are welcome to be part of the awards. Upon registering, entrants will select the CLASS they wish to compete in either Junior (up to 16 years of age at the close of entries) or Open Classes.


Open Class – $25 per image.

Junior Class – $15 per image.

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

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 to Australia’s Daintree, the world’s oldest rainforest.

Grand Prize is valued at over $7,000 and includes:

– Four nights’ accommodation for two guests in a luxurious Garden Retreat at Silky Oaks Lodge, including
gourmet breakfast, dinner with inspired daily menu matched with premium wines, signature evening drinks hour, selected in-suite bar, morning yoga, self-guided rainforest walks, and daily return transfer to Port Douglas. Valued at $3,568.
– $3,000 travel cost/spending money courtesy of Spell
– A day seeing the Daintree through local eyes with Walkabout Cultural Adventures
– A 1 hour Daintree River wildlife eco-cruise with Solar Whisper

Full details of the Grand Prize can be found on the Canopy Awards Website.


There will be a category winner for each category in Junior and Open.

  • 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
  • Reportage – Threats; activism and; actions relating to Rainforest

The 4 Junior Category Winners receive: 
F-stop Guru 25L Ultra-Light Travel and Sports Camera Backpack (RRP AUD$320) plus AUD$250 cash from Will & Bear.

The 4 Open Category Winners receive:
F-stop AJNA 37L DuraDiamond™ Travel and Adventure Camera Backpack  (RRP AUD$500), plus AUD$500 cash from Will & Bear

Details of the Category Prizes can be found on the Canopy Awards Website.


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 entires will be announced.

The Shortlisted entries will then be adjudicated by a separate Judging Panel to choose the Junior Finalists,
Open 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 a score averaged from those given by three experienced reviewers, and the score will provide a gauge of achievement against each of the Six Scoring Criteria.


The Canopy Awards are open to all photographers. Entrants Under 16years of age must enter the Junior Class.

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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