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It tells your stories, it’s handsome, and it’s back, and you have to be in it to earn it.

The Sunshine Coast Heritage Calendar competition runs from July 15 to August 15.

The Sunshine Coast Council is calling on residents to travel down memory lane and dig up their old snaps for the 2023 ‘On the Move – how we traveled the Sunshine Coast’ calendar.

The timeline will capture the different ways we’ve traveled the area – from the backs of trucks, bikes made for two, cars and skates to boats, trams and trains, maybe even horses and carts or penny farthings!

The winning works will be included in the Legacy 2023 calendar, which will go on sale in libraries and customer contact centers in October.

Winners also receive a canvas print of their image, a VIP invitation to the calendar launch event, and five calendars to share with family and friends.

Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio Advisor Rick Baberowski said the calendars provide a fascinating insight into our region through the lens of our locals and their visitors.

“It’s a calendar with great appeal to the community and I love that each image opens up a personal moment or memory that we might never have seen otherwise,” said Cr Baberowski.

“These photos were taken long before the days of Facebook or social media, and were unlikely to have been shared beyond family and close friends, so it’s a truly special privilege to share. these stories.

“This is the ninth year that we’ve reached out to our community to encourage them to share their photos and I urge everyone to really have fun with it.

“Gather your friends or family together and use this as a wonderful excuse to chat, record and pass on stories to their younger family members.

‘And if you have any boxes of old local photos or films gathering dust on your roof that you no longer want, the council’s heritage library is happy to consider receiving them for the Sunshine’s Heritage Archive Coast.

“These may have been passed down from generation to generation, but you may not know the details of the people, buildings or monuments.

“With photos and film, it really is that one person’s trash is potentially the treasure of the community and old photos and film can help us piece together and preserve our history on the Sunshine Coast.”

Entry to the competition is free and submissions can be made at heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au until 5pm, Monday 15th August.

Photographs must belong to the entrant, who must also have the authority to provide the board with permission to publish the submitted photo, and be provided either in high-resolution digital format or in an original that can be scanned.

Online entry is preferred, but if your photo needs to be scanned, Caloundra Council’s Cultural Heritage Team will be happy to help.

Visit heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au for details and conditions.

The Arts and Heritage Levy funded calendar is produced annually to celebrate and commemorate our region’s heritage.

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