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Wollongong City Council

Spin Youth Photography Competition

Photography Competition for Primary and Secondary Students

We’re welcoming the world to Wollongong this September. As the world’s best cyclists compete right here in the UCI Road World Championships, we’re rolling out the fun with Spin Fest – a community celebration with something for everyone.

We're inviting students across the state to get involved in Spin Fest by entering Wollongong Art Gallery's Spin photography competition.


The theme of this competition is 'Spin'. We are looking for original, thought-provoking photography. We love seeing striking imagery that excels at storytelling and allows us to see you interpret the theme in your photography practice. The 'Spin' theme can be broad. Entries do not have to be related to cycling. Think about the word spin and the many meanings it has associated with it. What makes you spin? Can you capture the act of spinning or twirling something? There are many possibilities, and we would love to see them!

Key Dates

All entries are due by 5pm, Monday 29 August.  Winners will be announced on Monday 19 September.


Primary students (Years 5 & 6 Students)
1st Prize: $100
2nd Prize: $50
3rd Prize $25

Secondary Students (Years 7 & 8)
1st Prize: $100
2nd Prize: $50
3rd Prize $25

Secondary Students (Years 9 & 10)
1st Prize: $150
2nd Prize: $75
3rd prize: $35

Secondary Students (Years 11 & 12)
1st Prize: $200
2nd Prize: $100
3rd prize: $50

How to enter

You may enter as many times as you like.

1. Pay your entry fee via these links:

2. Once you have paid, email a copy of your receipt and your entry to Julie Danilov, Education Officer:

3. For teachers sending multiple entries on behalf of students, please email Julie Danilov to organise an invoice to be sent to school for payment.


John Monteleone – Program Director, Wollongong Art Gallery
Julie Danilov - Education Officer, Wollongong Art Gallery

Competition Rules

  • Entries must be 100% photographic and single capture.
  • Entries can be digital or analogue photographs.
  • For analogue entries, please provide a scanned copy in jpeg format.
  • Entries must be given a title.
  • The student’s name and title of the photograph must be included in the email subject heading when emailing entries.
  • Students must include their full name, age, year, school and contact phone number in the body of the email.
  • You must also include a copy of the receipt proving payment of your entry.
  • Entries are all sent to Julie Danilov, Education Officer: .
  • Editing encouraged for basic adjustments and cropping. Elements can be cropped out; however, elements cannot be removed by other means such as cloning.
  • Elements cannot be added including the addition of textures.
  • Please do not add any watermarks to your entries.
  • By entering, participants grant permission for images to be displayed by Wollongong Art Gallery and Wollongong City Council.
  • All entries will form part of an online exhibition hosted on Wollongong Art Gallery’s YouTube channel.

Banner image:  Photography by Anna Warr.

Gear up for Spin Fest