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CICADA Film Festival

An initiative of Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch, the Cicada Film Festival (formerly Cicada Awards) has been giving young people a voice on environmental issues since 2011. It has gained major support from Ocean Ark Alliance and Ocean Crusaders. This short-film competition for youth across South East Queensland has two categories – General and Oceans, and two age groups – U14 and 14-24 (inclusive).

2019 Cicada Film Festival winners

The 2019 Cicada Film Festival winners were announced at a Premiere Screening & Awards Night on Friday, 7 June 2019. View the winners here.

2020 Cicada Film Festival

Entries to the 2020 Cicada Film Festival close on 21 September 2020. Please check the Cicada Film Festival website for more details.


Your Voice for Your Wildlife Awards

Every year Wildlife Queensland recognises the achievements and efforts of our members through our special award ceremony held annually in September.

The categories for this year’s awards are:

  1. The Margaret Thorsborne Award for an outstanding contribution by a Wildlife Queensland member.
  2. The Community Engagement and/or Education Award for a Wildlife Queensland branch.
About the awards

The Margaret Thorsborne Award has been named in honour of Margaret Thorsborne AO and is a way of acknowledging members who have made an outstanding contribution to Wildlife Queensland, to conservation and to the community. These members, like Margaret, will have led by example and have been an inspiration to others both within the Society and in their respective communities.

The Community Engagement and/or Education Award recognises the effectiveness of branches in engaging members in their community in wildlife conservation activities and/or providing environmental education to their wider community.

How to nominate

Please consider sending in a nomination for one or both of these awards.

  • Please read the criteria carefully and in around 350 words (maximum) tell us how you think this person or branch meets the criteria and why you think recognition is deserved.
  • The nomination can come from a non-member but the subject must be a Wildlife Queensland member or branch.
  • Email completed nomination forms to wpsq@wildlife.org.au before 31 August.
2019 award winners
  • Margaret Thorsborne Award: Awarded to Steve Homewood (WPSQ Bayside Branch)
    Steve’s interest in the Redlands community, in particular, its wildlife can be measured in decades. He has been a stalwart member serving as president for WPSQ Bayside Branch since 2002.
  • Community Engagement Award: Awarded to WPSQ Capricorn branch’s “Mangrove Discovery Day”
    The branch, supported by a number of local groups, held a Ross Creek Mangrove Discovery Day in April 2019 showcasing the features and values that mangrove communities provide to people communities.


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