MATTHEW GIANOULIS NAMED QUEENSLAND’s TOP COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER FOR 2017
More than 90 of Queensland’s best professional photographers gathered in Brisbane recently for the AIPP QLD Epson Professional Photography Awards but it was Mysterton photographer Matthew Gianoulis who took out the top title.
More than 140 entrants submitted a collective of 701 of images to be judged. This year saw all four of Matthew’s images receive awards in the commercial category. The images featured local talent including models, hairstylists, make-up artists and fashion designers.
Having received more than two awards this year, Matthew is now eligible to enter the national awards later in the year where he will compete against Australia’s best.
TAKING TOWNSVILLE TO THE SOUTH EAST
On May 10, Townsville Enterprise is taking Townsville businesses to Parliament House for a networking event with South East Queensland business, industry and political leaders.
Townsville business identity, Pat Brady of consulting engineering and project management practice, UDP Group, says the opportunity for Townsville businesses to gain access to senior business leaders at a state level, from both the private and government sectors, is invaluable.
BIG4 ADVENTURE WHITSUNDAY RESORT WINS TOURISM AWARD
The team from BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort in Airlie Beach was honoured to accept the silver award in the Caravan and Holiday Park category at the Australian Tourism Awards recently. BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has been in the McKinnon family for 24 years and they have taken it from a ½ star property to a multi-award-winning one. Their latest exciting development is a mega Waterslide Park.
EDUTOURISM FUNDING TO DRIVE MORE IINTERNATIONAL STUDENTS NORTH
The Queensland Government has announced they will co-fund a Townsville Enterprise-led initiative to attract more international students to the Townsville North Queensland region. Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt announced matching funds of $40,000 to support development of an edutourism strategic plan and marketing material to promote Townsville as a destination for international students.
ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF THE NQ DESIGN + INNOVATION AWARDS
Celebrating North Queensland’s bright sparks, design thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and game changers. The North Queensland (NQ) Design + Innovation Awards is a new initiative aimed at promoting and celebrating excellence in design-led innovation in North Queensland. The NQ Design + Innovation Awards is organised by Good Design Australia in collaboration with Sister City Partners, Innovation NQ and Founding Partner, James Cook University.
The Awards will recognise and reward innovative thinking across: Product and Industrial Design, Design Strategy, Digital and Communication Design, Designer Maker, Architectural and Landscape Design, Student Design and Service Design.
To register your interest for the NQ Design + Innovation Awards visit the website at nqdesignawards.com/#
ABOUT GOOD DESIGN AUSTRALIA
Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing Australia’s annual Good Design Awards and other signature design events.
WORK STARTS ON $10 MILLION TOWNSVILLE AIRPORT UPGRADE
A $10 million expansion of Townsville Airport has kicked off with early demolition works beginning on an upgrade that will provide 18,000 square metres of extra parking space for large aircraft. Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad says the upgrade will drive significant regional growth and create approximately 60 jobs. The investment is expected to increase the airport’s ability to facilitate jet aircraft by 33 per cent at peak times and provide for overflow parking.