Get involved with Flotsam’s 2024 competitions, with creative divisions for all level of photographers and film makers!

Stay tuned, more to come.

Flotsam x Surfrider Found Objects Photo Competition

Flotsam x Surfrider Found Objects Photo Competition

Surfrider Foundation Australia and Flotsam Surf Film and Photography Festival present the Found Objects Photo Contest, an opportunity for people to share items that they have found [and cleaned-up!] off of their local beach or waterway, arranged in a creative and artistic way.

There’s amazing prizes to be won, including prize packs from Patagonia, WAW Handplanes, Pargo and Spooked Kooks surfboards.

Click here for entry details!

Flotsam Homegrown Photo Challenge

Flotsam Homegrown Photo Challenge

FLOTSAM and the legends at RBR have teamed up to bring you the ‘Flotsam Homegrown Photo Challenge’– and there’s cash and prize in the mix. We’re looking for images that showcase the southern Gold Coast – particularly its surf and connection to coast.


Best Photo: $2000 cash

Runner Up: $500 cash

People’s Choice: $500 cash + prize pack

Best Junior (u/18yo): Mega prize pack!

Click here for all the details + get snapping!

Flotsam Homegrown Surf Clip Comp

Flotsam Homegrown Surf Clip Comp

FLOTSAM and Independent Surf Co have teamed up to bring you the ‘Flotsam Homegrown Surf Clip Comp’– and there’s cash and prizes!We’re looking for your best > 3 min surf clip either filmed on the Gold Coast, filmed by a Gold Coaster, or starring a Gold Coaster – it could be any one of these or all three!


First prize: $2K cash
Runner up: a year’s worth of wetsuits from Independent Surf Co valued at $1K +
Plus loads of giveaways, people’s choice, and junior division prizes
Entries close Midnight May 9.
Winners we be announced and all finilists will be screened at Flotsam Homegrown May 11, Kirra Hill
Submit your best > 3 min surf clips of 2024

24hr Junior Next Wave Video Comp

WIN! 24hr Junior Next Wave video comp

Send us a video of your best wave ride, and you could win a brand new custom surfboard by Spot X Productions. The catch: comp is 24 hours only!
Step 1: Follow @sxproductionsau @flotsam.festival
Step 2: Tag your video #FlotsamNextWave -or- Upload it via the Flotsam next wave video comp page

Every entry scores the chance to win a brand new surfboard, plus boatloads of prizes! Entries close 9am Saturday May 11.
Finalists will be screened at Flotsam Next Wave. Winner will be announced at Flotsam Homegrown. Both events are Saturday May 11, Kirra Hill Cultural & Community Centre. Anddddd go!

Video deets
+ Surfer must be u/18 + Video can be a single wave, or an edited clip no longer than 1 min + Can be shot on any type of camera – your nan’s camcorder or iphone is fine + Every eligible entrant scores a family pass to Homegrown + Full t’s & c’s here

Don’t want to use social media? Upload your video files here: