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Emerge: Youth Photography Awards 2020

Entries are now open for Emerge: Youth Photography Awards 2020.
Young amateur photographers aged 12 - 25 years are invited to enter original photographs with a chance to win one of five prizes of a $2,000 prize pool. 

This year’s theme is “Silver Linings”, an online exhibition inviting young people to respond to and interpret isolation through photographic imagery. 

Entries will be exhibited online on @nedlands_yac Instagram page. A panel of judges will select the winners for all categories.
The winners will be announced on 14 August on Council’s social media pages and website.  

How do I enter?

Complete the submission form and submit your photograph by 11:59 pm 26 July 2020. 
Submission Form found here. 

Prize Categories - 
All award categories will be decided by a panel of judges.  

  • Resident's Award ($500) –This category is open to City of Nedlands residents only. 
  • Open Award ($500) –This category is open to all eligible entrants. 
  • Mobile Award ($500) –This category is open to all entrants who used a phone camera to capture their image.   
  • Emerge Award ($250) – Awarded to the image that best captures life in the City of Nedlands 
  • Under 18 Award ($250) –This category is open to all entrants under the age of 18. 


Conditions of Entry: 

Entries must be submitted via the submission form by 11.59 pm 26 July 2020.
By submitting a photograph, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions: 

  • Entry is restricted to amateur photographers aged between 12 and 25 years.  For the purposes of this competition, an ‘amateur photographer’ is defined as someone who has earned less than $10,000 in the current or any past financial year from any photography related activity, including competitions, and/or does not hold themselves or represent themselves in any way, including on social media, as being a professional photographer. 
  • Limit of one entry per person.    
  • The photograph submitted must be original and your own. 
  • All entries are eligible for the “Open Award”, “Mobile Award” and “Emerge Award”.   
  • Only City of Nedlands residents will be eligible for the “Resident’s Award” (proof of residency will be required of the winner). 
  • Only entrants under the age of 18 will be eligible for the “Under 18 Award”. 
  • All winners will need to show proof of age before collecting their prize. 
  • Any works submitted after the deadline will not be included. 
  • All photographs must be deemed appropriate to be displayed by the City of Nedlands.  
  • The City of Nedlands retains the right to rule any works inappropriate to be displayed 
  • The City reserves the right to use any entries in future publications.  
  • Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. 
  • Winners will be announced on Friday 14 August on Council’s website and social media.  The winners will also be contacted personally.