‘A true gentleman who always has a story to tell.’ That’s how Julian Fletcher describes the subject of his award-winning photo for last year’s Boroondara Photograph Competition. 

Ted visits the Burwood Road tattoo studio where Julian works. ‘Not to get tattooed but simply to say hello to everyone,’ says Julian. Judges described the image as an ‘excellently executed portrait of a truly captivating subject’. 

From a portrait that tells a story, to our beautiful buildings and open spaces, Boroondara has plenty to inspire.

This year’s competition opens soon with the theme Explore Boroondara. So, if you’re trying out a new Christmas camera or phone, or just enjoying your neighbourhood, think about submitting your work.

Entrants are encouraged to highlight the people, places, spaces, natural environment and heritage of Boroondara – from the 1800s to now. 

Whether it’s newly snapped or an older, historical image, you can enter one of 2 categories:

  • Young Photographer’s Competition (for school-aged photographers)
  • Open Photograph Competition (for people of all ages)

Finalists will be included in an exhibition at the Town Hall Gallery. All award winners will join the Library Local History Collection. 

Entries open on Monday 19 February and close on Sunday 5 May. Find out more on our Boroondara Photograph Competition page