feature showcasing biodiversity through the camera lens

Habitats - 7-10 - 3rd - Grace Mincherton- Year 10 - St Marys AGS

At Chevron Australia, we’re proud of the role we play in showing that with the right management, industry and the environment can co-exist.

Western Australian school students are being encouraged to explore the State’s biodiversity through the camera lens, with entries for the 2019 Chevron Focus Environment photography and caption competition now open.

For 16 years, the competition has encouraged young Australians to be aware of their environment and understand the need to safeguard ecosystems for future generations.

The competition, open to all WA primary and secondary students, includes three subject categories that reflect Chevron’s core values of protecting people and the environment: 

  • Focus on WA's native species
  • Focus on WA's habitats and ecosystems; and
  • Focus on Sustainability in WA

A highlight of the competition is the prestigious Harry Butler Award, presented to one finalist every year in memory of Harry and his dedication to raising awareness about natural history and environmental conservation.

“Harry was a passionate advocate of this competition and its ability to raise environmental awareness among young people. Focus Environment continues to inspire young minds across the state to care for our environment and understand the important role played by each unique species.”

Professor Lyn Beazley

former chief scientist of Australia

Habitats - 3-6 - 2nd - Ebony Barker- Year 6 - Australian Christian College Southlands

Open to all WA primary and secondary students until September 27, the Chevron Focus Environment competition is run in partnership with The West Australian newspaper’s Media Education program, the competition also provides students and teachers with a range of education resources linked to the curriculum.

See the 2018 Chevron Focus Environment competition winning entries here >