SeqWater ranger Glynn Aland takes his selfie for the SeqWater Play it Safe selfie competition. Photo Ali Kuchel / Gatton Star
SeqWater ranger Glynn Aland takes his selfie for the SeqWater Play it Safe selfie competition. Photo Ali Kuchel / Gatton Star Ali Kuchel

Play it safe and snap a selfie to win with Seqwater

SEQ Water ranger Glynn Aland loves heading to the dams in the Lockyer and Somerset regions and he's always encouraging visitors to play it safe.

So much so, Mr Aland is encouraging those visiting local dams to send in "selfies" of themselves playing it safe as part of Seqwater's #safety competition.

Mr Aland said the most important thing when swimming at Seqwater dams was using lifejackets as people tended not to float as well in fresh water as they do in salt water.

"Our waters can get really cut up and rough in the afternoons, especially if storm cells are passing through," he said.

He urged those taking photos for the competition to get the water in the background.

Over the next eight weeks, those with captivating selfies could win a GoPro Hero 4 camera or a $1000 Outdoor Adventure gift card from BCF.

Seqwater chief executive officer Peter Dennis said visitor safety was a priority across south-east Queensland's dams, lakes and parks.

"We can't be everywhere to help you, so we rely on visitors to play it safe by being prepared for and being mindful of others enjoying the great outdoors," Mr Dennis said.

"While we want you to be safe, it's also important that you have fun and enjoy yourself."

He said the photos can be of yourself, family, friends, a sporting team or community group.

"The most important criteria is that you are demonstrating safe behaviour," Mr Dennis said.

Those wanting to enter their selfies into the competition are encouraged to upload their photos at http://www.safety.com.au along with a few words explaining how you're playing it safe.

A GoPro will be awarded each week and a BCF gift card awarded fortnightly.

SeqWater ranger Glynn Aland takes his selfie for the SeqWater Play it Safe selfie competition. Photo Ali Kuchel / Gatton Star
SeqWater ranger Glynn Aland takes his selfie for the SeqWater Play it Safe selfie competition. Photo Ali Kuchel / Gatton Star Ali Kuchel


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