Sydney through the eyes of tiny lives

The City of Sydney is inviting budding photographers aged three to 11 years to submit their best snaps of Sydney for the annual Little Sydney Lives competition.
As part of Art & About Sydney,  Little Sydney Lives  encourages junior photographers to give us their unique take on our city, with 20 finalist images blown up and showcased in an outdoor exhibition in Hyde Park from 18 September to 11 October.Now in its fifth year, the competition attracts hundreds of colourful entries with images of nature, siblings, family life, pets, city adventures and artworks, all portraying Sydney through the eyes of a child.

The competition is calling for entrants in two age categories ”“ three to seven and eight to 11. The winner of each category receives a gift to the value of $500 and will be announced at the opening night of the exhibition on 18 September.

Little Sydney Lives  offers a wonderful opportunity for Australia’s youngest photographers to share their own perspective of Sydney,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“It’s fantastic to see the imaginative ways our children interpret Sydney and I look forward to seeing what our youngest residents and visitors have in store this year.”

“Sometimes humorous, always delightful, this exhibition really captures the excitement children feel when they look at Sydney.”

Last year  Little Sydney Lives  received more than 150 submissions from children across Sydney.

Maia Robinson, from Dulwich Hill, took out honours in the three to seven years category for  Super Teddy,  a shot of her favourite cuddly toy dressed as a super hero. Bruno Dorabialski, from Dee Why, won first prize in the eight to eleven years category for an image of his brother dressed as  Icarus  about to take flight.

Entries to  Little Sydney Lives  open from 1 June and close on 17 July. For more information and terms and conditions, go to

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