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QCF Philanthropy in Focus Photo Challenge

The Queensland Community Foundation (QCF) invites all Queensland based photographers, instagrammers, philanthropists and charities to enter the 2019 QCF Photo Challenge, part of the QCF Philanthropy Week. For your chance to win yourself $500, and your favourite Queensland charity $2000.

The photo challenge is run by QCF to support and promote philanthropy and giving in our community. The photo can be realistic or conceptual, specific or broad. It can be an act of compassion, kindness, doing good or highlight a specific cause or issue.

Entry is simple; take a photo and post it on Instagram or facebook, tagging QCF and using QCF Photo Challenge hashtags #qcf #qcfphotochallenge19 #dogoodqld OR submit your entry at

The QCF Philanthropy in Focus Photography Challenge is open for the entire month of April, for your chance to win your favourite Queensland charity $2000.  The Photo Challenge is proudly supported by Northern Trust.

“Northern Trust is delighted to support the QCF Philanthropy in Focus Photo Challenge once again. Last year’s challenge produced some incredibly moving images and stories of philanthropy-in-action, which directly engaged with a broad audience through social media channels. We are excited to see what the talented photographers of Queensland can capture this year!” Angelo Calvitto, Country Executive Australia, Northern Trust.

QCF was established over 20 years ago as an enduring source of funds to serve those in need.

The challenge is to capture philanthropy, giving or kindness in action.  Queenslanders, and Queensland based charities can enter multiple entries into the challenge.

“The photo challenge is a fun and easy way to take part in QCF Philanthropy Week. Photographers or instagrammers can team up with non-profit organisations or enter independently. The photograph needs to tell a story which celebrates and inspires giving, kindness and compassion.”

–  Bronwynn van Baalen, Executive Officer QCF.

The challenge closes on 30 April, and the winning entry will receive a $2,000 donation for the Queensland charity of their choice and a $500 prize for the photographer.

The photo challenge is open to professional and amateur photographers.

Visit for more information on how to enter.


QCF is a leading State and National trust fund providing an enduring income stream to charities. Comprising of a General Fund and a collection of sub-funds with monies contributed by charities, corporations, government agencies and individuals.

The QCF Philanthropy in Focus Photo Challenge is proudly supported by Northern Trust.  This is the second year Northern Trust have supported the Philanthropy in Focus Photo Challenge.

QCF supports charities to deliver sustainable services by promoting philanthropy, investing donated monies, distributing income earned and facilitating grants.

Launched in 1997, by then Queensland Premier Mike Ahern AO, with 12 sub funds and $300,000. In 2019 QCF will distribute $2.9 million to charities in 2019.

A charitable trust, QCF is a state leader in promoting philanthropy, and creates opportunities for non-profits to grow in the quest to deliver quality effective community services.

QCF have distributed over $22.9 million for charitable purposes since 1997.

QCF was established as an enduring source of funds to serve those in need. With QCF, your generosity can help generations to come. Donations are carefully managed, prudently invested and the income distributed to provide continuing support for local charitable causes.

The Founding Sponsors of the Queensland Community Foundation are QIC and The Public Trustee. Money given to QCF is prudently managed by the Public Trustee of Queensland and Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), one of Australia’s leading investment advisors. Running costs are also met by these two sponsors.

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QCF Philanthropy Week hashtags are: #qcf  #QCFPhotoChallenge  #dogoodqld #qcfphilanthropyweek2019

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