Youth Photography Competition 2020


Youth Photography Competition 2020 – 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 2020.

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 you get involved!

The competition is open to young people aged between 12 and 18 years who live or study in Hume City. Entries for the Youth Photography Competition open Tuesday 10 March and close Sunday 26 April 2020.

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!

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 26 April 2020. 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 3 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, social media 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.  

* Please note: as our libraries are currently closed, there may be a delay in us confirming your entry. We will contact you with confirmation and the details of our awards presentation when we are able to.




Updated : 4:15 PM, 26 March 2020