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.


Photo submissions should be suitable for Focal Point, Flotsam’s annual outdoor surf and ocean photography exhibition which places iconic images back in the vantage points they were taken from. This requires images to have been captured between Kirra to the north, and D’Bah to the south.

The existing collection of key photo installations for Focal Point celebrate this extraordinary surfing wonderland with an outdoor photo exhibition that captures peak moments from our surfing heritage by some of our region’s top photographers. This photo challenge will help uncover new images to be included in the fenceline component accompanying the exhibition, with a broader ocean theme.

Winners will be announced at the Flotsam Homegrown event at Kirra Hill Cultural & Community Centre, May 11.

Watch the entries in our film and photo comps light up the big screen alongside the best local surf clips, music, and more.


Best Photo: $2000 cash

Runner Up: $500 cash

People’s Choice: $500 cash + prize pack

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

Get snapping!