25 September 2023

Photographers to snap up prizes

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The City of Sydney has launched a photography competition for amateur and professional photographers, inviting them to enter images depicting their interpretation of life in Australia.

Considered one of the country’s most prestigious photography exhibitions and prizes, entrants have a chance to win $10,000 and have their work showcased in an outdoor exhibition in Hyde Park.

The annual competition and exhibition profiles everyday stories of Australia in all its forms, from the lives of everyday people to the rugged landscape of the Outback.

Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore said the competition provided an insight into the unique and varied lives of people from across the country.

“This is our 17th year of running the competition and the quality and range of entries we receive just gets better and better,” Cr Moore said.

“It is an opportunity for both established and emerging photographers to share their most engaging and intriguing images that depict Australian life in all its beautiful diversity and complexity.”

She said a panel of judges comprising Managing Photographic Editor for the Sydney Morning Herald, Mags King; artist and First Nations Creative Producer at Australian Design Centre, Dennis Golding; and artist and Director of Photography at the University of Technology Sydney, Cherine Fahd would select 28 finalist images.

“The images will be blown up to large-scale portraits for the exhibition,” Cr Moore said.

“Curated by photographer, Sandy Edwards, the exhibition will run along St James Walkway in Hyde Park from 19 September to 6 October,” she said.

Entries for the Australian Life competition close on 16 June.

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