Creative kids wanted for Sydney photography competition

The City of Sydney is inviting children aged 3 to 12 to participate in the Little Sydney Lives photography competition by submitting their creative snaps taken in Sydney over the past year.

The photo can be of people or a landscape.

Lacey Griffiths: Sparkly Spikes. City of Sydney

There are two age categories – three to seven and eight to 12 – with two $500 photography prizes up for grabs, as well as the chance to have the images showcased in an exhibition at Circular Quay.

The winners of each category will be announced at the opening of the event. Last year’s exhibition was held at Customs House, and the same location will be used this year.

The competition has become increasingly popular, with hundreds of young photographers entering each year.

The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, said that the talent and creativity in the entries received is inspiring, from simple but brilliant compositions to complex images reflecting a nuanced sense of mood in the city.

Judging this year’s entries will be award-winning photographer Matthew Abbott, Indigenous artist and producer Travis De Vries, documentary photographer Sandy Edwards, and prominent fashion photographer Liz Ham.

The Little Sydney Lives competition is part of the City of Sydney’s year-round Art & About program of events and temporary art projects in unusual spaces throughout the city.

Entries for the competition close at 11:59pm on Sunday 21 May 2023.
For more information, including terms and conditions, visit Little Sydney Lives.

Main Image: Waiaria Macedone-Hunt, Reflections-in-an-Erko-Window. City of Sydney