Children invited to submit works as part of Little Sydney Lives photography competition

Children invited to submit works as part of Little Sydney Lives photography competition

by Freya Lucas

May 03, 2021

Children aged between three and 12 years have been invited to participate in the Little Sydney Lives photography competition and share their perspectives on city life. 


The competition represents an opportunity for early childhood education and care (ECEC) providers to innovatively demonstrate the ways in which the children in their care are connected to, and contribute to, their world, in line with outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).


The annual competition encourages young photographers to submit their best snaps on Sydney life for a chance to win $500 in photography equipment and accessories, with twenty finalist images selected and blown up for an outdoor exhibition in Sandringham Gardens, Hyde Park from 16 September to 10 October.


The annual competition has become increasingly popular, Lord Mayor Clover Moore said, adding that it’s “always exciting to see the range of images that feature in our wonderful Little Sydney Lives exhibition.” 


“Our youngest citizens have the most imaginative ways of capturing what life in our city means to them,” the Lord Mayor said, adding that the competition is “a fun opportunity for young photographers to interpret and capture everyday life from across Sydney.”


Winners will be selected in each of two categories – three to seven years of age and 8 to 12 years of age – and announced at the opening of the exhibition.


A panel of judges including favourite children’s entertainer Justine Clarke, will select the 20 finalist images for the exhibition. The exhibition will be curated by photographer Sandy Edwards.


Little Sydney Lives 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 midnight on Friday 25 May, with more information about the competition, including terms and conditions found here