Photography competition

There were 11 photos submitted in the 2014 photographic competition. They are listed below (in alphabetical order). Each photo included a description by the photographer as to why it depicts a resilient Australia. The description was part of the entry.


Photographs submitted


​Bushfire Inter-FACES​City of Steel
​Digging In​Eagle and Nest
​Emergence​Hazard Flame
​Lesson from Nature​Operation Plutus #1
​Operation Plutus #2​Operation Plutus #3
​Renewal by Fire


The winning photograph was announced on 15 October 2014 and was decided by the highest number of combined stars and email votes.


Congratulations to Emma van der Moezel for her winning photograph, 'Renewal by Fire' as voted by the public. 'Renewal by Fire' will be published on the front cover of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management.

Entrant's description about the photo: “The picture depicts the burning of fuels which could be a hazard to communities in the ACT. The fire was a controlled hazard reduction burn by the ACT RFS as part of the assessment of the newest basic fire fighters”.

About the Awards


Natural disasters are a feature of the Australian climate and landscape; they are unpredictable and inevitable.

Across Australia there are numerous projects and initiatives supporting communities to be better prepared and more disaster resilient. The Resilient Australia Awards recognise and promote these activities, encouraging excellence and innovation across all sectors of society.

The Resilient Australia Awards are sponsored by the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department, supported in Western Australia by the State Emergency Management Committee Secretariat.

You can also access the photos from the RAA centre on the Knowledge Hub: