FOCUS Photography Exhibition & Awards

Exhibition Date: April 9, 2021 to May 11, 2021

Location: Mission Arts, MARCS Park, Mission Beach

The FOCUS Photography Exhibition & Awards, sponsored by Mission Beach Community Bank (Bendigo Bank), is our annual community photographic exhibition. Open to photographers of all ages and skill levels, this is a great opportunity to engage the entire family in a family-friendly community exhibition. We look forward to an array of diverse images from amongst a number of different categories and invite you to 'give it your best shot'.

The popular Mission Arts FOCUS Photographic Exhibition and Awards is on again this year, so get out your mobile phone, old Box Brownie or fancy SLR camera and give us your best shot.  

Photographers and ‘happy snappers’ are encouraged to start snapping to win over $1000 worth of prizes.  The Exhibition opens Saturday April 10, 2021 and will be showing until  May 11, 2021, giving photographers plenty of time to grab that perfect shot.

“Anyone can participate in this exhibition, from kids to seniors and most people have at least one photo they are really proud of. This exhibition gives people a chance to share their photos with the community.  And who knows; they may take out a great prize along the way!” said Neil Clark, President of Mission Arts.

There are categories to suit all photographers and individual award prizes are sponsored by Mission Beach businesses:

Landscape or Seascape (Beachside Nail Art and Beauty by Alina)

People (Beachside Nail Art and Beauty by Alina)

Pets (Tropical Vet Services)

Places (Mission Beach Real Estate)

Wet Tropics Australian Flora and Fauna (C4)

Youth (Art Print Frame)

Judges Choice (Shane Knuth MP, Member for Hill)

People’s Choice Award (Mission Beach Community Bank)

Hanging Team Prize (Mission Arts Gallery Hanging Team)

Our major event sponsor, the Mission Beach Community Bank (Bendigo Bank), will officially open the FOCUS Photography Exhibition and Awards on Saturday, 10 April 2021 at 6pm. Bookings will be required to ensure compliance with current Public Health Directives and can be made at

The event is free of charge but gold coin donations are gratefully accepted. All proceeds will further the ongoing exhibitions, events and programming at Mission Arts.

For more information, contact Mission Arts on 4088 6116 (10am-2pm) or email info(at)

Download FOCUS 2021 Call for Entries here

Download FOCUS 2021 Entry Form here

Download FOCUS 2021 Winners List here