Enter the Little Sydney Lives photography competition 2024

Photography competition and exhibition for budding photographers aged 5 to 12 years.

Project Status: Closed

Junior photographers, show us your world.

We invite budding photographers aged 5 to 12 years to enter the Little Sydney Lives photography competition.

Creative brief

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 culminate in an exhibition at Customs House displaying the works of up to 20 junior photographers from 1 August to 25 August 2024.

The prizes

Both the winner and runner-up will each receive an OM SYSTEM E-M10 Mark IV Camera + 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (RRP $1,299 each)

Prize winners will be announced on the opening night of the exhibition on Thursday 1 August 2024.

Image specifications

  • JPEG (.jpg) format
  • Maximum file size: 5MB
  • Landscape orientation
  • Colour or black and white
  • The photograph must be taken in Sydney.
  • The photograph must have been taken between 11 March 2023 and 21 April 2024.
  • You can enter up to 2 images.
  • The photograph must be created with a camera (phone cameras accepted).
  • The photograph must not use or include any synthetic or artificially generated images or elements (including generative fill in post-production).
  • The photograph must not have been created or developed, in whole or in part, using any generative artificial intelligence tools.

Terms and conditions

All entrants must have the consent of their parent/guardian to enter. For the entry to be valid, an entrant’s parent/guardian must have read the completed entry form and read and agree to the Little Sydney Lives terms and conditions.


The Little Sydney Lives photography competition is sponsored by OM SYSTEM.