Seqwater is giving South East Queenslanders the chance of snapping up some great prizes in an exciting contest that combines selfies and safety.

Selfie-enthusiasts and smartphone photographers can once again showcase their talents with the return of the bulk water authority’s popular #safey competition.

For the uninitiated, a safey – a word now defined by Urban Dictionary – involves taking a photo of yourself ‘playing it safe’ while enjoying an outdoor activity.

Past entries have included photos of people demonstrating safe behaviour while jet-skiing, horse-riding, boating or fishing.

The contest will culminate with one lucky entrant crowned ‘the ultimate safey star’, winning a $5000 BCF gift card and becoming the face of Seqwater’s Easter safety campaign.

Over the eight weeks of the competition, entrants who upload their photos to the website will have the chance to win weekly prizes.

Seqwater spokesman Mike Foster said during the summer holidays, South East Queensland’s lakes and parks became a hive of activity among visitors and locals.

“The summer provides a great opportunity to for people to take advantage of recreational opportunities and show us how they stay safe while having a great time,” Mr Foster said.

“Seqwater rangers regularly patrol our recreation sites but they can’t be everywhere, so we rely on visitors to play it safe by being prepared and being mindful of others enjoying the great outdoors.

“We hope that by having people share their safe behaviours when taking part in outdoor activities, it will encourage others to do the same.”

The #safey photo can be of yourself, family, friends, a sporting team or community group.

The most important criteria is that you are demonstrating safe behaviour while enjoying an outdoor recreation activity. Mr Foster said the safey website contained more information about the competition, as well as examples of last year’s winning entries.

For some #safey inspiration, here are some tips for playing it safe at our sites:

  • Always wear a lifejacket when on the water.
  •  Watch your children near the water – remember there are no lifeguards on duty.
  • Plan ahead and ensure you have sunscreen and plenty of water.
  • Carry a first aid kit and be aware of local fauna, such as snakes.
  • Find out what you can do where via our interactive map at