City of Sydney

Little Sydney Lives photography competition terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

    By entering your image/s into the Little Sydney Lives photography competition, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

    1. You must have the consent of your parent or guardian to enter.
    2. Your parent or guardian must read your completed entry form and the terms and conditions, and must agree to them for your application to be considered.
    3. If your submission is shortlisted, you and your parent or guardian may be asked to attend related media opportunities and participate in the official launch of the 2018 exhibition program.
    4. Your parent or guardian must accompany you when attending Little Sydney Lives related activities.
    5. The City of Sydney will exhibit the finalists artworks around the walkway of Sandringham Gardens in Hyde Park north from 13 September 2018 to 7 October 2018 as part of Art & About Sydney.
    6. Children of City of Sydney employees and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.
    7. Entries must be submitted to the by 11.59pm on Sunday 29 July 2018.
    8. The City reserves the right to cancel or amend this competition or these terms and conditions without prior notice.

    What images can you submit?

    1. A maximum of 2 entries a person can be accepted.
    2. Photos can be colour or black and white.
    3. Entries will only be accepted in JPEG (.jpg) format with a minimum file size of 5 megabytes.
    4. Entries should be the best possible quality images (for example, sharp, clear, good contrast, well-exposed images) and unzipped.
    5. All artworks must be submitted in landscape format.
    6. All artworks will be reproduced to approximately 1500mm wide x 1000mm high.
    7. The City will fund the reproduction, installation and exhibition of selected finalists images.
    8. The City cannot guarantee you will receive the large format reproduced artwork at the conclusion of the exhibition.

    How are images judged?

    Artworks will be viewed and shortlisted for selection by the City of Sydney. A judging panel will select the recipients of the Little Sydney Lives prizes. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

    Entries must meet the following criteria:

    • The artwork submitted must be in line with the submission specifications set out above.
    • The artwork reflects a child’s view of Sydney and demonstrates creativity and effort.
    • Photographs must be taken in Sydney.
    • The artwork must adapt to a large landscape format print (approximately 1500mm wide x 1000mm high).
    • Applicants and their parent or guardian must accept the terms and conditions and fully complete the Little Sydney Lives photography competition entry form.
    • The applicant and their parent or guardian must be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status in Australia.
    • The artwork must be an original photograph taken by a child between the ages of 3 and 11 years.
    • The applicant and their parent or guardian may be asked to provide a model release form as a condition for inclusion of their artwork in the competition.

    What are the prizes?

    Little Sydney Lives is a free exhibition which will award the following prizes as part of the competition:

    • The winner of each age group category will receive a gift chosen by the City of Sydney to the value of approximately $500.
    • The highly commended of each age group category will receive a gift chosen by the City of Sydney to the value of approximately $250.

    Copyright and moral rights

    You must be the owner of all copyright in the artwork or must have obtained all necessary approvals to permit the use of the artwork in the competition.

    By entering the competition you agree that the City has the right to:

    • maintain a digital copy of the artwork
    • enlarge and adapt the artwork to fit the large scale format of the competition
    • acknowledge you in all publicity for the competition as the creator of the artwork.

    While the City will take care to ensure the integrity and quality of the reproduced artwork, you acknowledge enlargements and slight variations to the artwork may result from adapting the original artwork to the large-scale format or from the printing process.

    You and your parent or guardian are not entitled to claim compensation for any damage to the original artwork while in the care of the City or the competition production team and contractors.

    While the photographer retains the copyright of all images submitted as competition entries, the City of Sydney and Little Sydney Lives photography competition sponsors reserve the right to unlimited use of the photos for company brochures, promotion and advertising.