Cute and colourful images of toys, nature, animals and the outdoors have been captured by some of Sydney’s budding young snappers for the 2016 Little Sydney Lives competition.
Twenty 3–11 year olds from across Sydney have been selected as finalists for the annual photography competition that invites young photographers to capture images of life in Sydney from their perspective.
The finalists’ images, selected from almost 250 submissions, are in the running to win $1,000 in prizes and will have their images blown up and exhibited in Sandringham Gardens in Hyde Park from 15 September to 9 October.
City of Sydney CEO, Monica Barone, said the annual competition provides a fascinating insight into how our youngest citizens view their city.
“Our city’s littlest photographers have demonstrated that talent certainly comes in small packages,” Ms Barone said.
“The Little Sydney Lives photography competition is celebrating its sixth year and has become a favourite exhibition among the people of Sydney.
“The creativity of our youngest residents continues to amaze and entertain Sydneysiders and visitors of all ages.
“I encourage everyone to support our young creatives and come along to the exhibition.”
The finalists are:
Nathan Lo 3 Toongabbie
Isabel Kim 4 Surry Hills
Alexander Di Giulio 5 Bondi Junction
Alessandra Murray 5 leichhardt
Samantha Fernandez 6 Quakers Hill
Anya Price 6 Cremorne Point
Alex Saksena 6 Kellyville
Baidyn Milera 6 St Ives
Cj Cartwright 7 Randwick
Maximus Betancurt-Thornton 7 Earlwood
Jasper Tops 9 Burwood
Mia Cleary 9 Meadowbank
Roman Schenoni 10 Marrickville
Matei Stoenescu 10 West Ryde
Alaiya Milera 10 St Ives
Isabella Monro 11 Leichhardt
Dashel Eck 11 Haberfield
Ananya Wakhare 11 Ashfield
Issak Woodland 11 Berala
Jett Leong 11 Willoughby
The Little Sydney Lives winners in each of the 3–7 and 8–11 years categories will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on 15 September.
Judges of the Little Sydney Lives competition are award-winning photographer Louise Whelan; artist & designer Liane Rossler; and artist and curator, Daniel Mudie Cunningham.
Little Sydney Lives is the junior counterpart to the prestigious Australian Life photography competition which is part of the City of Sydney’s Art & About year-round program of events, major projects and thought-provoking exhibitions in unusual spaces throughout the city.
For more details visit artandabout.com.au
For more information, contact City of Sydney Senior Publicist, Elaine Kelly on 0477 362 550 or firstname.lastname@example.org