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The theme for this year's Boroondara Photograph Competition was 'Celebrate Boroondara'. 

We are pleased to announce this year’s winners below.

You can view the winning entries in person at the Town Hall Gallery’s ‘Celebrate Boroondara’ exhibition or online on our 'Celebrate Boroondara' online exhibition page

Visitors to ‘Celebrate Boroondara’ at the Town Hall Gallery can vote for their favourite work in the People’s Choice award, with the winner announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.

You can also see previous entries for the Boroondara Photograph Competition in our extensive local history photograph collection. Search the photo collection in the library's online catalogue.

Young Photographers Competition

Section First prize Second prize Third prize Highly commended

Primary school

Spring in Boroondara
Aryan Shali

A big big house
Angus Zhang

Blue sky
Harvey Kent

Guinea pig picnic
Jasmine Place

Secondary school

The lady above
Riley Armytage
A mum in her garden
Riley Armytage
Sunday afternoon
Riley Armytage
Khaled Moulazem

Open Photograph Competition

Section First prize Second prize Third prize Highly commended

Historical - photo taken from 1860 to 2019

Cinema 1
Ian Spence

Civic Contrast 1 Anthony Juchnevicius

Out for a Sunday drive 
Kaye Smith

Attempt to escape
Michael Persin

Boroondara today- photo taken from 2020 to 2023

Julian Fletcher


Mark Fang


Mark Fang

Malone's hotel
Ray Gruchy

A frosty morning in Kew
Alex Tomlinson

Congratulations to all our finalists and winners!

We are always looking to add more images of Boroondara to our collection. If you have a local image, please consider donating a copy. To find out more about donating a photograph, visit our Local and family history page

Image: Aryan Shali (awarded First Place in the category of Young Photographers' Competition – Primary School Photographers, 2023) and family at the 'Celebrate Boroondara' exhibition with his winning photo, Spring in Boroondara