The premiere screening and presentations for the Cicada Awards run by Wildlife Queensland’s Bayside Branch will be held at Cleveland District State High School on Friday.
Special guests at the award ceremony will include Madison Stewart, also known as ‘Shark Girl’, who has been filming sharks for six years.
The 22-year-old has been diving with sharks since she was 12, which inspired her mission to save what she described as incredible, misunderstood creatures.
Ms Stewart found her voice through film and has been involved in successful campaigns since she started filming six years ago.
She has her films for viewing on the prestigious Smithsonian Channel.
The short film competition, in its third year, was open to students aged up to 17 years, with a special category this year for students under the age of 12.
The winner in the junior category will win $1000 and the prize for the senior section is $1700.
The judges looked for films that had the best overall conservation message.
The evening starts with a sausage sizzle at 5.45pm followed by the film screenings and presentations at 6.45pm.
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