feature celebrating WA's biodiversity through the camera lens

Close up of an ant on a blade of grass

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 environment by photographing the State’s biodiversity as part of the 2020 Chevron Focus Environment Competition.

Chevron Australia has supported the annual photography and caption competition for the past 17 years, encouraging 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.

Former Chief Scientist of Australia, Professor Lyn Beazley, will be on the judging panel again, carrying on the legacy established by her close friend Harry Butler.

“The Chevron Focus Environment Competition is a great way for students to experience and learn more about WA’s amazing natural environment.”

Professor Lyn Beazley

former chief scientist of Australia

“Young people will gain an extra sense of pride in our State as well as in their achievements, with a chance to win prizes, and I encourage them to participate in this great program.”

Open to all WA primary and secondary students until 25 September, 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 2019 Chevron Focus Environment competition winning entries here >