Capture Fairfield winners announced

Published Wednesday, 7th August 2019

Capture Fairfield winners 2019

Fairfield City Council’s 2019 Capture Fairfield Visual Arts & Photography Competition saw 42 visual art and 434 photograph submissions entered, with entrants showing off their creative talents.

This year’s Local Government Week theme of Your Council – Your City and Your Council – Your Community attracted entries from budding artists and photographers in the child, youth and adult categories, which showcase the places, diversity and community spirit that make up Fairfield City.

Judges made their selection based on the skill and strong visual appeal of the works submitted.

The judging panel was made up of Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone, Deputy Mayor Sera Yilmaz, Fairfield City Museum Coordinator Carmel Aiello, local artist May Zuhair Jamil and Fairfield City Council Communications and Marketing Manager Lisa Mifsud.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said he was impressed by the entries, which had motivated people to discover some of our City’s hidden gems.

“It was great to see people’s unique interpretation of the places, diversity and community spirit that make up our City,” Mayor Carbone said.

“I hope the competition has inspired locals to rediscover the beauty of our City.”

“I would like to thank everyone who participated. We are thrilled by the huge response from the community.”

Visual Arts
The winners for Your Council – Your City category are:

YOUTH
1st Kayla Bitetto - Fairfield City Natives

ADULT
1st Ann Maree Ager - Honey Bees
2nd Farishta Rezai - Autumn Lights

The winners for Your Council – Your Community category are:

CHILD
1st Stephanie Garcia - My Portrait is who I am

YOUTH
1st Lauren Alzamora - We Celebrate Diversity

ADULT
1st Melvy Connell - Yellow Costume
2nd Bernadette Huang - Spice that Unites
3rd Sandra Van Dyke - A Moment in Time

Photography
The winners for Your Council – Your City category are:

CHILD
Mia Caballero - Dark Oak

YOUTH
Giovanni Gorgis - Suburban Outskirts, Moonrise Lookout, Horsley Park

ADULT
Dean Pipatvong - The Dairy, Western Regional Parklands

The winners for Your Council – Your Community category are:

CHILD
Merryanne Tedjo - Upside down Fun

YOUTH
Dominic McGregor - Nature in a Photo

ADULT
Viraphong Phomphithak - Xiangqi Chinese Chess Game, Gough Whitlam Place, Cabramatta

The winning and highly commended submissions will be on display at Fairfield City Council Administration Centre and Whitlam Library Cabramatta until the end of August.

Visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/capturefairfield to access the competition photobook.