From our leafy parks and gardens to our colourful street art, there's plenty of beauty to be found in our City. This year's Boroondara Photograph Competition theme was Beauty in Boroondara and it was a perfect opportunity to celebrate our eye-catching past and present.

Judges Charlotte Christie and Rachel Keir-Smith, curators from our Arts and Culture department, were highly impressed with the quality of this year’s entries, as well as the level of creativity and attention to detail.

The photographs entered demonstrated wonderful examples of beauty in Boroondara captured at a moment in time. They will form a remarkable record to look back on in the decades to come as they are added to our extensive collection of local history photographs.

The winners were announced during Slide Night Boroondara last month.

Young Photographers’ Competition

Section First Second Third Honourable mention
Junior (Primary School) A Dandelion in the Field
Matthew Scouller
Stairs to the Sky
Matthew Scouller
Claudia Calnon
A Stroll After Dinner
Ethan Shih
Middle (Years 7 to 9) Morning Dew
Hanna Turner
Tourmaline and Opal
Nadine Lim
Touching the Elements
Lexie Rough
Hanna Turner

Black Hole
Julian Howes
Senior (Years 10 to 12) Busy Bee
Genevieve Lightfoot
Sunlight Supper Snack
Emily Toner
Helene Zhu
Helene Zhu

Open Photograph Competition

Section First Second Third Honourable mention
Historical - Beauty in Boroondara (1800s to 1954) No entries.      
Historical - Beauty in Boroondara (1955 to 1984) No entries.      
Historical - Beauty in Boroondara (1985 to 2015) Rowing in Fog
Kai O'Yang
Backyard Birds
John Piesse
Foggy Park
Kai O'Yang
Crimson Sunset
Kai O'Yang
Boroondara today - Beauty in Boroondara (2016 to 2019) Hawthorn on a Grey Day
Wade Kelly
(Best in Show)
Yixin Wang
Batsman In
Ian Woodside
Quirky Keys
Marie Madden

Yixin Wang

Sunset on Glenferrie Road and Burwood
Wade Kelly

Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all entrants for participating.

Exhibition of winning photos

The winning photos are on display at the Corridor Gallery in the Camberwell Council Building until the end of June. Come down and see for yourself!