'My Boroondara' was the theme of this year's Boroondara Photograph Competition and there was a special category 'My 2020 experience' to highlight what a different year we have just had. 

The competition judges, made individual comments on all the winning entries, however there were some common themes showing through. 'Light', 'community' and 'wonder' were recurring descriptions of the images that represented 'My Boroondara'. 

This year’s Best in Competition has been awarded to Nina Dermawan for A Weekday Morning on Glenferrie Road which the judges said 'Captures the hustle and bustle of Glenferrie Rd nicely. The light is beautiful and the image is well composed'

See all the entries in the Boroondara Photograph Competition 2021 in our extensive local history photograph collection

We are always looking to add more images of Boroondara to our collection, so if you have some great images of the local area, please consider donating a copy. Visit Photography to find out more about photograph donation. 

Young Photographers Competition

Section First Prize Second Prize Third Prize
Junior (Primary school)

Noah at Nina's
Flynn Rees

Tree Lane
Miranda Gersden
Kew Traffic School
Peter Dimitriadis
Middle (Years 7 to 9)

Boathouse Morning
Sean Phillips

The Twilight Turns to Amethyst
Matthew Scouller
Violet Dreaming
Amy Gerdsen
Senior (Years 10 to 12) Backyard Tawny
Lexie Rough
Finely Stretched Coils
Leila Edelstein
 
The Music of Nature
Gen Lightfoot

Open Photograph Competition

Section First Prize Second Prize Third Prize
Historical - photo taken from 1800s to 1954 HE Magnus and Family- Grocer, Glenferrie Road 
Photographer unknown- Entrant Peter E Smyth
Deepdene Presbyterian Boy's Club (Pilgrims)
Keith Head
Annual Window Dressing Competition First Prize, Glenferrie road
Photographer unknown- Entrant Peter E Smyth
Historical - photo taken from 1955 to 1984 What's Out There?
Keith Head
Dinky-di Friends
Photographer unknown- Entrant Maurice Bonollo
Tasting the Vintage
Photographer unknown- Entrant Maurice Bonollo
Historical - photo taken from 1985 to 2018 Camberwell Market
Elizabeth Frank
Neighbours
Elizabeth Frank
Trams
Elizabeth Frank
Boroondara today- photo taken from 2018 to 2021 A Weekday Morning on Glenferrie Road
Nina Dermawan
Sunset (Yarra Bend Park)
Andres Julian Muricia
Street Library
Nina Dermawan

My 2020 Experience

Section First Prize
My 2020 experience Spoonville, Fritsch Holzer Park
Belinda Dale

See some of winning photographs by scrolling the carousel below.

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