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2020 Built Environment Awards - Urban Photography

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The Inner West Built Environment Awards - Urban Photography Competition is once again asking photographers of all ages and abilities to engage with the Inner West urban landscape. Images must in some way feature, reference or comment on heritage attributes of our built environment. The Inner West Council local government area is full of uniquely interesting places, spaces, and details which may evoke strong emotive responses. We are specifically seeking your contemporary perspective on the layers of urban fabric around us.


Entry Criteria            

  1. Photos must be taken within the Inner West Council area anytime after 2015. 
  2. The entry form must be completed and submitted with the image.
  3. The subject matter must feature or comment (at least in part) on heritage built fabric, and broadly fit into this year’s theme, 'Reclaim and Restore'.
  4. **Submitted photographs must meet the requirements as detailed on the 'Photo Entry' page.
  5. The submission must be the work of the individual/s named as the photographer/s on the application form.
  6. Images must be received in this application within the dates specified for entry.
  7. Entries close Sunday 8 March 2020 at 11.59pm.


Inner West Built Environment Awards          

The winner will be announced at an event in May 2020. The finalists' photos will be exhibited at the event, and online exhibition of all finalists will be on the Council website for the following 12 months.



First Prize General: $1000

First Prize High School: $150

First Prize Primary School: $50



A judging panel of two or more people may include:

  • A photographic teacher or curator,
  • Council’s Cultural, Urban Design, History Services Officer or Heritage Advisor,
  • A member of the a local heritage society,
  • A commercial photographer, or head of photography,
  • &/or other relevant industry professional



Inner West Council reserves the right to:

  1. Withhold entries whose content is considered inappropriate.
  2. Retain, and or reproduce & publish entries, including images for future, permanent exhibition, archival and promotional purposes by Council, ensuring credit to the author.
  3. **Clearance for public promotion of photographer's name and submitted work
  4. **Image user rights: Usage rights will be given to Inner West Council. Photographs will be used in promotion of various Council initiatives (print and digital)

Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday 8 March 2020. Applications will not be accepted after this time.