Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize

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2023 Black and White category, First Prize, Sky Rat Myriad, Megan Cheung, Yr 9, Loreto Kirribilli

Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize 2024

Calling on all high school students from year 7 to year 12 in the local area, it’s time to unleash your creativity and submit a photo or short film entry to our Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize 2024. Our competition has been running since 1994, showcasing a broad range of images and short films from thousands of students over the years. The annual competition and exhibition, with cash prizes totalling more than $2,000, is a local celebration of creative expressions by our young and talented high school students.

The Woollahra Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize 2024 will be exhibited at the Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf from Thursday 24 October to Sunday 10 November 2024.

View entry conditions information(PDF, 686KB)

STUDENTS Enter here

TEACHERS Enter here

Key dates

  • Entries open 1 May
  • Entries close 26 August at 5pm
  • Awards Night Thursday 24 October
  • Exhibition dates Thursday 24 October to Sunday 10 November

Judges

The 2024 Youth Photographic Award and Short Film Prize judges are:

Photographic and Short Film Judge: Alina Gozin’a - Photographer, Artist and Thought Leader on Creative Intelligence

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Alina Gozin'a is a renowned photographer, artist and thought leader, who left a corporate career in banking & finance at PwC, to become a leading global creative. She went on to become a Cannes Lions nominated, award-winning creative, harnessing the innovative powers of photography, film, and art to tell stories for global corporations and her art.

As a photographer, Alina is known for creating photographs of some of the most iconic AFR Magazine covers of notable figures like Frank Lowy, Scott Farquhar, Judith Neilson, Canva's co-founders Melanie Perkins & Cliff Obrecht. Gretel Packer; Oscar winners Alicia Vikander and Emile Sherman, Anthony LaPaglia, Kathy Lette, Kip Williams to mention a few.

Alina has been featured in TEDxSydney 2021 video & article, on ABC breakfast news, AFR magazine, AFR and SMH newspapers, ABC national radio, SBS radio, various podcasts and other numerous media. She has earned numerous awards and nominations for her photography and film work, including a nomination for the Young Director Award at Cannes Lions for her directorial debut commercial 3 Fat Babushkas. Her short documentary, Life on the Rocks, received a grant from both The City of Sydney and Screen Australia. International recognition for her work also culminated with a gold prize  for Monkey Business (featuring Luke Doolan)  at the London Photographic Association Portraiture competition.

Short Film Judge: Luke Doolan - Film Director, Editor and Cinematographer

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Luke Doolan is an Academy Award nominated Director, as well as an Editor and Cinematographer, known for Miracle Fish (2010), and Animal Kingdom (2010), The Great Gatsby (2013), The Gift (2015) and more. He is a member of the Blue Tongue Films collective, and currently lives and works in the USA.

Categories and Prizes

Photography

Junior category (Years 7, 8, 9)
First prize: $300
Highly Commended: $150

Senior category (Years 10, 11, 12)
First prize: $300
Highly Commended: $150

Open Categories (Years 7–12)

Special category
Collage Photography

First Prize: $300
Highly Commended: $150

Mayor’s Choice
First prize: $300
Highly Commended: $150

People’s Choice
Voted by the public: $150

Short Film

Open category (Years 7–12)
First Prize: $400
Highly Commended: $200

View entry conditions information(PDF, 686KB)

STUDENTS Enter here

TEACHERS Enter here