Youth Photographic Award & Short Film Prize

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The 2021 Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize - awards announcement 17 November at 6pm


The Things That We Hide by Sabrina Stitt, Yr 9 Ascham
Highly Commended, Junior category 2020

The annual competition has been running since 1994 and is open to high school students in the local area. The exhibition showcases a dynamic mix of photos and short films, created by young photographers and filmmakers. The competition comprises of a range of categories, with a new category this year - ‘Inclusivity’ - where we seek photographic submissions exploring ideas of inclusion.

The competition awards cash prizes of up to $2,000 and will this year be exhibited in our new Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf (former Double Bay Library) in Blackburn Gardens, 548 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Key Dates

  • 17 September - Entries close
  • 17 to 28 November  - Awards presentation and exhibition

Photographic Award winning entries

  • Bronte Freed - Oh Solo Meow
  • Hugo Walsh - Noir
  • Nicole Lai - Golden Hour
  • Olivia Aristides - Steps
  • Elizabeth Searle - Green Earth
  • Ned Wieland - Blue Soaking
  • Isabella Ayres-Munro - A Thread of Bad Luck

Upcoming events

  • Photos sculptures

    Join experienced artist Valentina Schulte for this practical course exploring the technical and creative approaches to photography and paper folding.

    Saturday 27 November 2021, 11:00am-2:00pm ()

    Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, 548 New South Head Rd, Double Bay

  • Photos sculptures

    Join experienced artist Valentina Schulte for this practical course exploring the technical and creative approaches to photography and paper folding.

    Wednesday 15 December 2021, 11:00am-2:00pm ()

    Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, 548 New South Head Rd, Double Bay

  • Photo scavenger hunt

    Join artist and photographer Garry Trinh for a photo scavenger hunt around the parks and streets circling the Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf.

    Thursday 16 December 2021, 11:00am-2:00pm ()

    Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, 548 New South Head Rd, Double Bay

For more information, please contact:

Cultural Development
Telephone: 9391 7102
Email: cultural@woollahra.nsw.gov.au