Canetube 2016


The 2016 Canetube competition has been run and won with range of fantastic entries highlighting the continuing efforts and commitment of cane growers to improving farming practices and protecting Queensland's waterways and the Great Barrier Reef.


What is it?

The Canetube competition, backed by the Australian Government Reef Programme, asked school students and anyone creative in the community to make a short video to highlight the efforts of farmers, partnerships with government programs and the importance of the industry to regional Queensland communities and the economy.


“Farming in Queensland has changed significantly in recent years and our growers are driven by a deep desire to protect the beautiful Reef which is in their backyard,” Matt Kealley from CANEGROWERS said.  “But farmers can be a modest and quiet bunch so we needed the help of budding filmmakers and animators to help celebrate their achievements.”


“We wanted to entertain while also educating everyone about what really happens on modern cane farms,” Mr Kealley said.

“CANEGROWERS will be sharing these videos far and wide to tell the story of the technologies and positive farming practices that are helping the Great Barrier Reef.”


CANEGROWERS received some excellent entries. The winners and finalists can all be viewed on the Canetube YouTube channel.


Prize breakdown


1st Prize - $10,000       2nd prize - $5,000

Secondary school prize - $1,500       Primary school prize - $1,500


Entrants were asked to create a short entertaining and educational video documenting the best practices used in the industry.


First prize: The Reef that we love


Kathryn Dryden from Innisfail created a two-minute animation showing the relationship between cane farming, the environment and coastal Queensland communities.




Written and edited by: Kathryn Dryden     Illustrated by: Diane Hall and Kathryn Dryden
Narration by: Finn and Hannah Dryden

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more winners...









Second Prize:

The Wet Tropics hidden environmentalists 
Cameron Kennedy, Cairns


First prize - Secondary School:

Sam Camm, Mackay region


First prize - Primary School:

Finn’s Word on the Sweet
Finn and Hannah Dryden, Innisfail