#CaptureFairfield - Photography Competition


Capture Fairfield


Fairfield City Council’s #CaptureFairfield photography competition was held as part of Local Government Week 2018.  This competition closed on Sunday 1 July 2018.

The competition was open to 

  • Primary school students
  • Secondary school students
  • Amateur photographer (16 years and over, not attending a secondary school)
  • Professional photographer (16 years and over, not attending a secondary school)


The three themes for photo entries were in line with this year’s Local Government Week theme of the Power of Community. Entrants submitted up to three photographs for each theme, a total of nine photographs were allowed to be entered per entrant. 

Theme 1: The Power of Community Conservation

Photographs related to the natural environment of Fairfield City. This included natural landscapes and waterscapes, flora and fauna, as well as conservation projects supported by the community.

Theme 2: The Power of Community Celebration

Photographs reflected Fairfield City, its meeting places, celebrations and diverse communities. This included local life, people and places, as well as events held in Fairfield City.

Theme 3: The Power of Community Commitment

Photographs reflected the great work of our community volunteers and community service workers in Fairfield City. This included examples of teamwork, generosity and giving.


The winning photographs for each theme will be on exhibition during Local Government Week between 30 July to 5 August 2018 (displayed for approx. 6 weeks). The winner’s photo were also published in the local newspaper, on social media and publicity.


This year's #CaptureFairfield photography competition saw more than 230 photographs entered,  almost double the amount than last year. Thank you to everyone who entered our #CaptureFairfield photography competition, and congratulations to our winners. We have enjoyed exploring Fairfield City through your lenses and look forward to even more entries in next year's competition!

Congratulations to the following winners:

Theme: The Power of Community Conservation

  • Ayah Chaker – Primary School student – “Fresh produce”
  • Milad Elisha – Secondary School student – “Distinct”
  • Erin Forster – Amateur Photographer – “Pumpkin”

Theme: The Power of Community Celebration

  • Jack Bown – Secondary School Student – “Through the hands”
  • Jimmy Tran – Amateur Photographer – “Feeling of victory”

Theme: The Power of Community Commitment

  • Dimitri Lavroff – Secondary School Student – “Support”
  • Peter Ly – Amateur Photographer – “Protecting us from above”

Winning students also received a prize for their school. Congratulations to the following schools:

  • Patrician Brothers’ College, Fairfield
  • Bossley Park High School
  • Old Guildford Public School


In its first year, Council's #CaptureFairfield photography competition attracted 133 entries that captured stunning images of Fairfield City.

The winning images for 2017 can be viewed here