Little Sydney Lives

Photography competition and exhibition for budding photographers aged 3 to 12 years.

A close-up of a soccer ball just before it hits the ground in front of a child's feet.

Applications are closed

Key dates:

  • Applications open: Sunday 25 April
  • Applications close: Midnight, Tuesday 25 May Sydney time
  • Exhibition: Thursday 16 September to Sunday 10 October

Pictured above: Before the Bell, Harry Dietz (2019 finalist).

Photography competition and exhibition 2021

Junior photographers, show us your world.

We invite budding photographers aged 3 to 12 years to enter the Little Sydney Lives photography competition.

Fantastical, botanical, sibling-rivalrous, splashy or routine – we’re looking for stirring images that reveal what our young residents find intriguing.

Celebrating the unique viewpoint of Sydney’s young people, Little Sydney Lives will end with a large-format outdoor gallery displaying the works of 20 junior photographers from Thursday 16 September to Sunday 10 October.

The prizes

Entries will be judged in 2 age categories – 3 to 7 years and 8 to 12 years.

The grand prize winner in each category will receive a gift valued at $500.

Winners will be announced on the opening night of the exhibition.

Who can enter

Children living in Sydney aged 3 to 12 years.

How to enter

Entries open Sunday 25 April and close at midnight on Tuesday 25 May.

Be sure to read the terms and conditions.

Enter online