The Australian Life photography exhibition is now accepting entries and the best photo will earn its snapper $10,000.
The competition, organised by City Of Sydney, is part of their Art And About initiative which encourages creation and public display of artworks around the city. Finalists from this year’s competition will have their photographs blown up to “bed sheet size” and exhibited along the St James walkway of Hyde Park.
“Each year, for the past 16 years, we’ve been amazed at the talent and range of entries and I can’t wait to see what images photographers from across Australia will share with us this year, “ says Lord Mayor Clover Moore.
Entries are invited from professional and amateur photographers nationally with the stipulation that their subject matter captures something unique – and not cliched – about Australian culture. Last year’s winner, by Amy Jean Harding, was a portrait of an Aboriginal woman in a Jesus t-shirt. Titled Beryl and Jesus, the image was captured at Ross River in the Northern Territory, and reflects Beryl’s devotion to the ancient Dreamtime and her faith in Christianity.
This year’s judging panel features Australian playwright and Sydney Festival director Wesley Enoch, Australian artist Ken Done, and former Australian Life winner, photographer Tamara Dean.
Entries close July 29.
Art and About – Australian Life photography competition

Budding photographers who are too young to compete with the grown-ups can submit their work to Little Sydney Lives, a competition for kids aged 3 to 11(split into age categories 3-7 and 8-11).
Kids are asked to take a photo describing what life in Sydney means to them. First prize is $500 worth of photography equipment and accessories. Finalists will also have their images blown-up and displayed in Hyde Park.
Entries close July 29.
Little Sydney Lives photography competition

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