Youth Photographic Award & Short Film Prize

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Blue Soaking by Ned Wieland, Winner Senior Category 2019

2019 Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize

This annual competition is open to local high school students or high school students living in the local government area.

There were $2,500 worth of prizes awarded to the winning students and all entries are currently on display at Woollahra Library at Double Bay from 13 to 22 September.


Congratulations to all the 2019 winners!

Photographic Award winning entries

  • Bronte Freed - Oh Solo Meow
  • Evelyn de Mestre - Mustering
  • 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

Short Film Prize winners

First Prize – Untitled by Jasmine Elder
Highly Commended – The Penguin by Daniel Pomes

Vote in the People's Choice category!

This is where you have a chance to pick and vote for your favourite entry.

The winner of this category receives two hours of private photography tuition to the value of $250, which is proudly sponsored by the Australian Centre for Photography.

Voting closes on 30 September and the winner will be announced early October.

View all entries and vote for the People's Choice category

Upcoming events

  • Photo Story with Fiona Wolf-Symeonides

    A picture tells a thousand words. Join us for a hands on workshop exploring the story-telling properties of image-making, exploring the technical and creative elements of photography.

    Tuesday 1 October 2019, 10:00am-2:00pm ()

    Woollahra Municipal Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Still Life with Simone Rosenbauer

    Learn to create contemporary Still Life. Have fun experimenting with object-centred photography to develop your own visual language when photographing unique and mundane objects.

    Wednesday 2 October 2019, 10:00am-2:00pm ()

    Woollahra Municipal Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

About the Prize

The Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize started in 1994 to provide an opportunity for local high school students to showcase all the great creative talents of young photographers and filmmakers.

Through its 26 year history, Council has exhibited the works of many talented high school students and given the public an opportunity to view these inventive and extraordinary images and films.

For more information, please contact:

Cultural Development
Telephone: 9391 7102