Chevron Focus Environment

Celebrate WA’s amazing biodiversity through the camera lens.

About the competition

Share in almost $25,000 of cash prizes!

Grab a camera, get outdoors and start photographing WA’s biodiversity – it could be as simple as some spring wildflowers or a neighbourhood magpie! Include a short caption with your photo and submit it all online.

It’s easy to enter!

  • DISCOVER: Find out about WA’s unique species, the threats they face and how people can help.
  • PLAY: Grab a camera and spend some time developing your photography skills.
  • EXPLORE: Get outside and capture the diversity of our state’s plants, animals and landscapes.
  • SHARE: Compose a captivating caption that highlights the biodiversity story of your favourite photo.


This competition closes on September 23.


Winners and their schools will share in almost $25,000 of cash prizes!

Prizes will be awarded for each category in the following age groups: Years K-2, 3-6, 7-10 and 11-12. In addition to being considered for these prizes, the Lyn Beazley Encouragement Award will be presented to up to five students with a disability or learning difficulty.

All finalists will go into the running to win the prestigious Harry Butler Award, presented to one outstanding entry every year that uses the medium of photography and words to raise environmental awareness and understanding.

A selection of the winning entries will be published in The West Australian in November.

The competition is open to primary and secondary students in WA schools.

How To Enter

Take a photograph
A photograph with a title that represents an aspect of the category in which it has been entered.
Caption it
A caption of 25 words or less places the photograph into the context of the category for which it has been entered.
The photograph and caption are equally important. Once the form is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation.
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Choose one or more of the following categories to focus on:

  • Focus on: WA’s native species.
  • Focus on: WA’s habitats and ecosystems.
  • Focus on: Sustainability in WA.

For Students

Have a look at past winners!

Check out our student notes for information about WA biodiversity and some tips and tricks of photography.

For Teachers

The Chevron Focus Environment competition is suitable for primary and secondary students, and links to the WA Curriculum: Science, English, HASS and Media Arts.

Competition Rules

  • Entries close Friday September 23
  • Entry is FREE.
  • Entry is open to primary and secondary students in WA schools.
  • Entries must be submitted in the following subject categories to be valid:
    • Focus on: WA’s native species.
    • Focus on: WA’s habitats and ecosystems.
    • Focus on: Sustainability in WA.
  • Judges are unable to accept:
    • Photos from outside Western Australia
    • Photos featuring plants or animals that are not native to Western Australia.
    • Captions that are famous quotes or poems
    • More than two entries per category per person
  • Entries must be the student’s own original work.
  • No joint entries will be accepted.
  • Entries must be scanned as an image file, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif (PDFs cannot be accepted) and uploaded via this website. No alternate methods of entry will be accepted.
    • Convert your PDF here.
  • Entries must be minimum 300 dpi / 1 MB
    • Image file names must be in the following format:
      eg BunburyPS-Yr5-RobertSmith.jpg


Chevron Australia is proud to continue its support of the Chevron Focus Environment competition as a way of raising awareness among students about protecting and managing the environment.

For more information about Chevron Australia visit

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