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Calling Wildlife and Film Enthusiasts!

Students are invited to join FREE Film Workshops. This school holidays could offer the experience to change the direction for many students!

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Bayside are giving students an opportunity to be rewarded for their creativity by entering the Cicada Awards, which is open for students of any age.

They can have fun making a video on a wildlife issue close to their heart that depict any conservation issue. The student who makes the best video will win $1000.

“We’re looking for short films that inspire, touch the spirit, that make us wonder, laugh or shed a tear. Through these films, particularly if the entrants offer solutions, we can help wildlife and provide hope for the future” said Alix Baltais, Wildlife Queensland’s Community Science Officer.

Julie Geldard, local photography teacher and wildlife lover will be offering FREE WORKSHOPS for students on how to film and edit their wildlife videos. At the workshops will be REAL WILDLIFE as subjects to provide inspiration. Dates and times are below, with information on how to register to attend - be quick as spots are limited!

These workshops are supported by Redlands City Council Conservation Grants. Loan cameras are available.

You are invited to join our local workshops on filming and editing.

Enrol for Workshops – Filming with Real wildlife

2nd July – Indigiscapes Capalaba 9 – 1pm

4th July – Kindilan Outdoor Education Centre 9 – 1pm

5th July – Russell Island State School 9 – 1pm

Previous entrant Emily said. “The more students that enter the Cicada Awards competition, the more that awareness can be directed to our environment, through a medium that is assured to turn heads and keep them fixed. I can’t endorse this program enough – and I encourage kids young and old to get creative for natures sake!”

Previous Cicada Awards Winning short films and entry forms are available for viewing at WPSQ Bayside site.

Enrol for workshops by calling Julie Geldard 0438320750. Visit or email:

Cash in your phone or computer skills this school holidays while having fun with our wildlife.

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