There is just one week left for locals to submit a video of their favourite Townsville destination to go in the running to win a $500 staycation or a $100 gift card to spend at a local business.

Residents are being encouraged to make the most of the beautiful winter days (and nights) and take videos of their favourite spots across the region.

Community and Cultural Development Committee Chair Cr Ann-Maree Greaney encouraged residents to be creative and get involved.

“So far, Council has had over 80 submissions to the competition, and they showcase some unique and diverse parts of our region,” Cr Greaney said.

“The competition closes on 31 July so there is still some time for anyone wanting to participate to take a video of whatever part of the region you decide to visit before the closing date.

“I’d love to see more people showcasing how gorgeous this part of the world is in winter so that we can share that with the rest of Australia.

“We have a very passionate and creative community so I’m sure we will see some more fantastic entries before then.”

Entries will be used to create a Townsville Tourism show reel to market the unique facets of the Townsville region and attract tourist and holidaymakers into the city as we recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

For more information and to enter the competition, visit: www.townsville.qld.gov.au/shines