Student Programs and Competitions


Capture Fairfield Visual Arts and Photography Competition

Capture Fairfield Visual Arts and Photography Competition - sketch of artist palette and camera

Council's Capture Fairfield Visual Arts & Photography Competition is held annually. The competition aims to showcase local talent and promote the culture and character of our City. 

To coincide with Local Government Week Capture Fairfield provides the perfect opportunity to promote the importance of councils to residents, ratepayers, businesses – the whole community.

Held each year, Capture Fairfield is an opportunity for the community to promote and explore Fairfield City's diversity, natural and built environment. Our City is known for its multicultural make-up, historic buildings, picturesque parks and bushland, incredible flora and fauna, the cultural enclaves of our city centre. Capture Fairfield is an opportunity to showcase our beautiful city.

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Mayor's Summer Holiday Program

Mayors Summer Holiday Program - group of children outdoors reading on hill and in a hot air balloon

The Mayor’s Summer Holiday Reading Program is a yearly literacy program designed to engage children, with libraries and reading, throughout the summer school holidays. The program runs from 1 December to 31 January each year.

It is a great way to practice or improve reading skills over the holidays meet new friends, learn more about your community, libraries and have fun!

Regular reading over the summer helps children maintain or improve reading skills, and voluntary reading is the key to making reading habitual.

Through the Mayor’s Summer Holiday Program, children choose what material they read through the summer months. This incentive-based program helps kids build their confidence in reading, while having fun and building stronger connections with their public library.

The program is comprised of two age groups:

  • Infants to 4 years and
  • Children 5 to 13 years.

Children must read, listen or be read to at least 20 book, eBooks, graphic novels, magazines, Vox Books, iVox, LOTE Online for kids or watch StoryBox Library.

There are great prizes up for grabs!

For more information contact your local library.

Fabulous Fairfield School Garden Competition

Fabulous Fairfield - images of native plants and gardens in circles

Council runs a School Garden Competition which awards schools who maintain striking gardens. The grand prize is a gift card to the amount of $500.00 and runner up prizes to the amount of $100.00. Finalists also receive a framed certificate and a small gift to contribute to their garden maintenance.

The winners are judged on a number of categories, such as design and layout, planting management, creativity, functionality, recycling functions and student involvement.

For more information click here.