Get snapped in Melbourne

City of Melbourne SnappedMelbourne’s amateur photographers can win a share in more than $5000 in prizes in the Snapped photography competition. Photographers are invited to showcase their talent with crisp, fun and creative images based on the theme: How green is your Melbourne?

The biennial competition, run by the Melbourne Library Service, invites Melbournians to submit images that capture people, places, and ideas showing sustainability in Melbourne.

Chair of the City of Melbourne’s People City portfolio, Councillor Richard Foster said more than 600 entries were received in the previous competition and the field is expected to be just as competitive this year. “From your community garden to your backyard worm farm, we want to see what Melbournians are doing to make their lives more sustainable,” said Cr Foster.

All entries will be added to the library’s Heritage Collection, as a way to document the sustainability actions people in Melbourne were taking in 2016.

Entries will be judged on their relevance to the theme, artistic merit, technical merit and originality and creativity. The public will also have a chance to vote for their favourites in the People’s Choice Award on the Melbourne Library Service Facebook page.

Prizes will be awarded in two categories: under 18 years of age and over 18 years of age. Each category will be awarded a first ($1000), second ($500) and third ($250) prize. Entries are now open and close Monday 29 August at 6pm.

For more information visit: melbourne.vic.gov.au/snapped for details.

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