Photo Competition

Post a photo of a place you love on Facebook or Instagram to win

Entries are now closed for the #PlacesWeLove photo competition - thank you to all who took part in sharing a place that they love and want to protect!

Check out the winning entries from each of the four weeks of the competition below, as well as all of the other incredible submissions on the tagboard below!

Week 1 winner

Max-Ann chose to donate $500 to EcoOcean, an organisation dedicated to protecting whalesharks, like the one she captured in her winning photo!

Week 2 winner

Zoe put her $500 towards protecting the Tamar Island Wetlands Reserve in Tasmania, which is home to precious native birds and wildlife!

#PlacesWeLove Photo Competition

This year we’re switching off to protect the #Places We Love!

To celebrate, together with Earth Hour’s major sponsor Bendigo Bank, we’re giving you the chance to win $500 for yourself and $500 to go towards protecting a place you love. Like Bendigo Bank, we’re interested in the good money can do.

To win, all you have to do is show us a place you love -- be it your favourite beach, your local park or some peaceful bushland -- and tell us why you want to protect it.

Competition Dates

From 18 Feb to 16 March, we’ll be giving out 4 weekly prizes to the best photo of the week!

  -  Week One: starts 9am Thursday 18 Feb, ends midnight Wednesday 24 Feb

  -  Week Two: starts 9am Thursday 25 Feb, ends midnight Wednesday 2 Mar

  -  Week Three: starts 9am Thursday 3 Mar, ends midnight Wednesday 9 Mar

  -  Week Four: starts 9am Thursday 10 Mar, ends midnight Wednesday 16 Mar

Winners will be announced on Facebook and Instagram every Friday!

How to enter

It’s simple! To enter, take a photo of a place you love, post it on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #PlacesWeLove, and tell us why you want to protect that place.

You can enter on either Facebook or Instagram, or both. You can also enter as many unique entries as you like!

Entries will be judged on originality, creativity and relevance to Earth Hour’s theme of Places We Love.

Download the full competition Terms & Conditions here.

Earth Hour & Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank and Earth Hour are partners because we share a lot in common.

We share a history – two home grown success stories born from humble beginnings. We shared a rise in supporters becoming two of the biggest community movements of our nation. We share the belief that a healthy economy and healthy environment go hand in hand. We share the belief that passionate people can make positive change. We share the belief that education holds the key to this change.

But mostly, we share the belief it’s our actions that will define us more than our words will.

As well as through their support of campaigns like Earth Hour, Bendigo Bank also play a role in addressing environmental issues by providing customers and communities with simple, practical, straight forward solutions that add up to a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future.

Find our more about Bendigo's green financial products and services here.

Week 3 winner

The Jane Goodall Institute was the deserving recipient of Willem’s $500. The organisation does important work to protect animals whose habitats are at risk of deforestation.

Week 4 winner

Winner detail coming soon.


Share a photo on Facebook of a place you love and tell us why you think it’s worth protecting!

To be eligible, 

  -  Like and tag both Earth Hour Australia and Bendigo Bank

  -  Use the hashtag #PlacesWeLove

  -  Make sure your post is set to ‘Public’ so it can be judged!

Here’s a great example:


Share a photo on Instagram of a place you love and tell us why you think it’s worth protecting!

To be eligible: 

  -  Follow and tag @EarthHour_Australia

  -  Use the hashtags #PlacesWeLove #BendigoBank

  -  Make sure your account set to ‘Public’ so it can be judged!

Here’s a great example:

Check out some of the entries in the #PlacesWeLove photo competition below