Foto Frenzy Adventure Challenge

Part of the Scenic Rim Adventure Festival  |  19–21 March 2021

Every photographer loves a challenge, and this event will stretch imaginations and creativity!

The Foto Frenzy Adventure Challenge is part of the 2021 Scenic Rim Adventure Festival that is being held over the weekend of 19-21 March 2021, just 2 hours from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Starting at the Adventure Festival Headquarters at Mount Barney Lodge on the morning of the 20th March, competitors will embark on an 8-hour challenge to create 36 magical images of this spectacular region by the Saturday evening deadline.

Working from a set of Clues, photographers will spread out across the Scenic Rim, pitting themselves against the clock, interpreting the Clues … and challenging their skills, and their creativity.

Great Prizes for Challenge Champion and various Categories!



Foto Frenzy Adventure Challenge 
Saturday 20th March


One Day or Weekend Passes
Accommodation and Camping (includes Festival Pass)

Complete your Registration here AFTER purchasing your Challenge ticket (required)

Award Ceremony – Main Stage
Sunday 21st March
*Free to all Scenic Rim Adventure Festival Day and Weekend Pass Holders

How does it work?

The key to the Foto Frenzy Adventure Challenge is the list of 36 Clues that will be provided to each competitor on the morning of the Challenge, Saturday, 20th March 2021.

The Clues are not location specific, so whether you choose to be out on the walking trails, or cruising the scenic drives, it’s up to you to choose your own creative adventure.

All competitors will be supplied with a Challenge Pack that includes:

  • Clue Sheet
  • Map of the Scenic Rim
  • SD Card
  • GPS Tracker
  • Special “Signature Items”

Images will be scored based on criteria including:

  • Response to the Clue
  • Creativity and Impact
  • Uniqueness
  • Technical Quality

Challenge Prizes and Awards

At the end of scoring, the photographer with the highest aggregate of points will be announced the Foto Frenzy Adventure Challenge Champion, and will receive the Major Prize.

Prizes from our sponsors will be awarded in a number of other categories and Challenge Completed certificates will be awarded for those completing all 36 Clues.

Just by competing, photographers will be have the chance to win spots on ticketed events, including Krystle Wright’s Demo and the Sunrise, Toast and Post workshop, both held on Sunday morning 21st March at Mount Barney Lodge.

Foto Frenzy Adventure Challenge Award Ceremony – Main Stage
Sunday 21st March
*Free to all Scenic Rim Adventure Festival Day and Weekend Pass Holders

Meet Krystle Wright, Adventure Photographer

Krystle Wright’s adventure photography has graced the pages of magazines world-wide – for leading brands including Red Bull, National Geographic, Patagonia, Outside, Keen, Outdoor Research and Garmin.

We’re excited to be hosting a special ticketed event on Sunday morning, where Krystle will take participants LIVE into her world of adventure photography, demonstrating her skills and creativity on the rock wall.

Krystle Wright Adventure Photography Demo
Sunday 21 March


Krystle will also present on stage to a festival-wide audience on Sunday afternoon, and she’ll be a guest presenter at the Foto Frenzy Adventure Challenge Awards Ceremony.

Krystle Wright on Main Festival Stage
Sunday 21 March
*Free to all Scenic Rim Adventure Festival Day and Weekend Pass Holders

Sunrise, Toast and Post Workshop

The Foto Frenzy team’s Sunrise, Toast and Post workshop is your chance to capture the magical first light over Mount Barney, Mount Maroon and surrounds under guidance from expert photographers … then after the shoot, bring your breakfast and we’ll share ideas and techniques as we add the finishing touches to the morning’s images with both technical and creative post-processing assistance.

This 2.5-hour workshop will hone your skills in both shooting and processing your images.

Requirements: Camera and laptop with Lightroom, photoshop or similar program running.

Sunrise, Toast and Post Workshop
Sunday 21 March


All Photography Activities at the Festival

Festival Dates: March 19-21 2021

Scenic Rim Adventure Festival @ Mt Barney Lodge is a long-weekend adventure festival highlighting the wide array of adventure activities that you can engage with in the Scenic Rim Region.

The festival is part of the Gondwana Festival, a month-long celebration through March 2021 of some of the most precious and spectacular areas of the Queensland section of the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.

Photography events include:

Astro Photography Tips (Friday 19th & Saturday Night 20th, evening, weather permitting, free for Festival Pass holders)

Foto Frenzy Adventure Challenge Saturday 8am to 6pm PURCHASE TICKET  then return here with Ticket Code to COMPLETE REGISTRATION

Sunrise, Toast and Post Workshop (Lucky draw for 4 Challenge Participants) Sunday 5:30 to 8am PURCHASE TICKET

Krystle Wright Adventure Photography Demo (Lucky draw for 5 Challenge Participants) Sunday 8-10am PURCHASE TICKET

Krystle Wright talk (on the main stage) Sunday 1pm

Damian Caniglia talks Adventure Travel Photography (on the main stage) Sunday 2pm

Foto Frenzy Adventure Challenge Awards Ceremony (on the main stage) Sunday 3pm

–Festival Pass Holders can join in other Scenic Rim Adventure Festival program events all weekend

Re-cap… get your Tickets and Register NOW

Firstly, follow the links to where you can Purchase Tickets:

VERY IMPORTANT: once you have your Foto Frenzy Adventure Challenge ticket:

  • Return here to the Foto Frenzy web site WITH YOUR TICKET CODE and complete the registration form so we have all your details. The Registration process will trigger communication about the Adventure Challenge and includes important information that must be completed by all competitors.