About the competition

The popular Feral Photo and Video Competition is being reignited by the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions with some amazing prizes on offer thanks to our competition collaborators Animal Trap Solutions, CSIRO Publishing and Outdoor Cameras Australia.


Submit your images and video footage which showcase invasive species in Australia 'in action'. This might include pest animals, weed infestations, exotic insects and/or the damage these species cause. Remote camera images and footage is allowed.

Entry is free and you can enter as many times as you'd like, noting each time you enter you will have to fill out the complete form.

The winning entries will be completely decided by you, the audience, through a popular vote (details on how to vote below). The entries with the most votes will be notified by phone to receive one of the four major prizes listed below. 

So share your entry far and wide via social media or email, to get as many votes as possible.


Key dates:

Entries open: Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 - 6am AEDT

Entries close: Friday April 30th, 2021 - 12pm AEST

Voting open: Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 - 6am AEDT

Voting closes: Friday May 14th, 12pm AEST

Prize winners notified: Week beginning May 17th 


Major prizes on offer include:

Outdoor Cameras Australia five camera Swift Enduro case set which includes 3 swift enduro 4G cameras, 3 swift solar panels and 2 swift enduro standard cameras (valued at $2440).

Animal Traps Solutions 4G Trail Camera, with a six month subscription to their camera trap dashboard data centre. This gives users unlimited access to the ATS dashboard platform and covers all data costs associated with the devices. (valued at $825 + GST).

Animal Traps Solutions 'ATS-1 Trap Devices' * 2, with a three month subscription to their camera trap dashboard data centre. This gives users unlimited access to the ATS dashboard platform and covers all data costs associated with the devices (valued at $740 + GST).

Animal Traps Solutions 'ATS-1 Trap Devices' * 1, with a three month subscription to their camera trap dashboard data centre. This gives users unlimited access to the ATS dashboard platform and covers all data costs associated with the devices (valued at $370 + GST).

A CSIRO Publishing six-pack of great books (Phasmid (kids’ picture book), Imagining the Future (kids’ book), Australia Wildlife After Dark, Big Pacific, Cats in Australia and The Dingo Debate). This selection of books has something for kids as well as adults and includes general interest books as well as titles relevant to an ecology audience (valued at $235).

Top 6 most voted entries

The Hidden Observer

Lucca Amorim

69 667

Always watching

David Eastham

20 521

Urban Fox scavenger

Lara Winsor

6 191

Feral Cat Tennant Creek

Simon Ferguson

1 171

mmmmm berries

Darryn Mundt

3 98

Nothing like a blew over a mud bath

Darryn Mundt

0 76

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How to enter the competition?


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Upload your image or footage (submit images in the highest resolution possible and note the footage files must be less than 50mb and 60 seconds)

Fill out all the required fields on the form, including a snappy title and description of your entry. Note that your name and image title will be displayed publicly.

Read and accept the T&Cs and press submit, you'll receive a notification email when your entry is approved but check your spam folder just in case it goes there.

Once approved, your entry will be displayed in the gallery area and have a unique URL -  you can share this URL via social media and email to promote voting. There are easy to use sharing buttons underneath your entry.

Share your entry to get as many votes as you can, as the entry with the most votes wins and all entries with 50 votes or more will receive a special prize pack.

You can enter more than once but you will have to complete the process again - each image or footage file will be displayed separately in the gallery.

How to vote?

Simply click on the image you wish to vote for. 

Click on the 'vote for entry' button.

Fill in the form. You can only vote once for one entry.


We value your privacy - please read how we will protect your personal information when entering or voting. View the CISS Privacy Policy.


Don't forget if you spot anything unusual or suspect a pest or disease outbreak, please report it. Small signs may be an early indication that something’s wrong.


Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888.
Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881.
OR contact your local Department of Agriculture


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About us

The competition is being managed by the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions, Australia’s collaborative research, development and extension organisation formed to tackle the ongoing threat from invasive vertebrate pests, and weeds.



With thanks to our competition collaborators

Animal Trap Solutions is revolutionising the feral and invasive species trapping industry with world leading hardware and software. They continue to develop more and even better solutions in the future working with leading environmental and biodiversity organisations from around the world. Visit their online store today!


Camera Traps and accessories. Ask about the new eVorta Image Filtering software. Includes instant notifications from your 4G cameras when only your target species is detected. Can filter thousands of images in just seconds. Total image storage and database system complete with mapping and analysis. Visit them today!

CSIRO Publishing is Australia's leading science publisher producing books, journals and magazines.