This is Suburbia: Photography Competition

This is Suburbia: Photography Competition

Entries are now open for the DESIGN Canberra Photography Competition 

Calling all Canberra photography, architecture and design enthusiasts! DESIGN Canberra’s annual photography competition is officially open. We are seeking new photography which responds to the theme of ‘this is suburbia’ and celebrates the suburban identity of Canberra.

A panel of judges will select 6 finalists (3 for the open category and 3 for the student category). Selected works will be printed and exhibited during DESIGN Canberra (9 – 29 November 2020). Each finalist will receive a cash prize of $100 and a DESIGN Canberra gift bag.

Entries are to be submitted via Instagram, between 29 June and 28 September. For entries to be considered, participants will need to follow and tag @designcanberrafestival and hashtag their photographs with #designcanberra #dcphotocomp2020 and #student if you are a college or high school student.

Entry to the competition is FREE and submissions close 28 September 2020.

The winners will be announced on social media and the DESIGN Canberra website in November 2020.

For more information, head to the DESIGN Canberra website.

Who can enter:

  • ACT and NSW high school and college students

  • General public

  • This is an equal opportunities competition where a selection of finalists will be based on merit

  • Relatives of the judging panel are ineligible and must not assist any eligible person


Selection criteria:

  • Adherence/appropriateness to theme

  • Originality

  • Technical execution (exposure, white balance, depth of field, focus, lighting)

  • Composition (balance, placement, cropping)

  • Overall impact (the “I wish I’d taken that picture” reaction)

Presented by DESIGN Canberra Festival 



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