Youth Photography Competition 2017


Youth Photography Competition 2017 – How do you see it?

So many people develop a passion for the art of photography at a young age. Hume Libraries wants to ignite that passion, with ‘Youth Photography Competition – How do you see it?’ returning again for 2017.

If you want the chance to win prizes such as SLR cameras and gift cards – not to mention the recognition of your talents within the community – then make sure to get clicking, tapping and snapping today!

The competition is open to youth that are aged between 12 and 18 years who also live or study in Hume City. Entries for the Youth Photography Competition open Monday 4 September and close Sunday 22 October 2017.

You can submit up to three photos that capture how you see it. What is ‘it’? That’s entirely up to you.

This is a unique opportunity to get creative and take some award winning pictures. You could win an awesome prize, and if you are selected as a finalist your photo will be part of Hume Libraries travelling exhibition.


The prizes will be awarded to winning entries in the following categories:

Category 1: ages 12–14

Winner: Digital SLR camera

Runner-up: $150 JB Hi-Fi voucher

Category 2: ages 15–18

Winner: Digital SLR camera

Runner-up: $150 JB Hi-Fi voucher

Random Entry Prize: $50 JB Hi-Fi voucher - everyone who enters has the chance to win!


Create amazing photos using tips and tricks to get the most out of your camera. Bring your camera (or phone) with you to practice composing and editing your photos.

Sunbury Library- Wednesday 27 September, 2-3pm

The Age Library- Tuesday 3 October, 1-2pm

Craigieburn Library- Tuesday 3 October, 3.30-4.30pm

Terms and Conditions

  1. The competition is open only to people aged between 12 – 18 years who live or attend a school in Hume City.


  2. Entries close on Sunday 22 October 2017. Late entries will not be accepted.


  3. Up to three photos per person may be submitted.


  4. Photos submitted must be digital files at the appropriate resolution and submitted via the Hume Libraries website. Photos should be formatted as JPEG files with a resolution of 300dpi. Minimum file size is 1Mb.


  5. Hume Libraries will not take responsibility if a submission is not received. All submissions will be confirmed via email receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 2 business days of submitting it is the entrant’s responsibility to follow-up by contacting Hume Libraries.


  6. Entry into the Youth Photography Competition requires that the subjects within the photographs have given permission for their image to appear in publications, online and print media.


  7. Photos submitted must be the entrant’s own work.


  8. Copyright remains with the photographer, however by entering the competition the photographer grants Hume City Council license to use the photographs and the entrant’s full name for promotional purposes including publication in online and print media. Entrants under the age of 18 years must have the permission section of the online entry form completed by a parent or guardian agreeing to the terms and conditions.


  9. The judging panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


  10. Finalists’ photos will be displayed in an exhibition within Hume Libraries branches.


How to enter

To enter, complete the  entry form.  

For more information download the Hume Libraries Youth Photography postcard.

Updated : 4:21 PM, 1 September 2017