Enter the Boroondara Photograph Competition and you could be in the running to win prizes and contribute your images to our local history photograph catalogue. This year's theme is 'My Boroondara'. Submit photographs showcasing Boroondara’s places and people.  

Search our photograph catalogue for ‘Photograph Competition’ to see previous years’ entries.

To enter

  1. Read the Boroondara Photograph Competition terms and conditions.
  2. Make a digital scan of an older photograph or take a new photograph. The photograph may be of any subject matter you wish, showcasing Boroondara. The photograph must be taken within the City of Boroondara.
  3. Write a brief description for each photograph. Include the year in which the photograph was taken.
  4. Upload the photos using the online entry form in your eligible category: Young Photographers’ Competition or Open Photograph Competition.
  5. If your photograph includes identifiable people, please also complete the Photograph Permission Form.

You can enter as many times as you like and may enter more than one category.

Entry is free.

Competition dates

Entries open: 9am, Monday 25 January 2021

Entries close: 11:59pm, Friday 30 April 2021

We will announce the winners early June 2021.

Young Photographers’ Competition

Enter your best photograph on the theme My Boroondara taken from 2018 to today. This category is divided into three age sections:

  • Junior Photographers (Primary School)
  • Middle Photographers (Years 7-9)
  • Senior Photographers (Years 10-12 and young people not in secondary school, aged 15 to 17 years as of 1 January 2021)

We will award the following prizes in each age section:

  • 1st prize - $60    
  • 2nd prize - $40      
  • 3rd prize - $20

Enter Young Photographers’ Competition

Open Photograph Competition

This category is open to all ages. Enter your best photograph on the theme My Boroondara taken in one of these year ranges: 

  • Historical - My Boroondara photograph taken 1800s to 1954
  • Historical - My Boroondara photograph taken 1955 to1984
  • Historical - My Boroondara photograph taken 1985 to 2017
  • Boroondara today - My Boroondara photograph taken 2018 to 2021

We will be awarding the following prizes in each year range: 

  • 1st prize - $60    
  • 2nd prize - $40      
  • 3rd prize - $20

To recognise what a different year 2020 was, the Boroondara Photograph Competition will include a category to showcase images taken during the Covid-19 pandemic. This category is open to all ages. Enter your best photograph taken in Boroondara during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.

  • My 2020 Experience - My Boroondara

We will be awarding the following prize for this category:

  • One prize - $100

Enter Open Photograph Competition

The Best in Competition winner will receive $180. The Best in Competition winner can come from any category of the Boroondara Photograph Competition.

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