Photography Competition

Thursday, 10 August 2017 @ various locations around Canberra

Enter for your chance to win great prizes and have your photograph displayed in a DESIGN Canberra exhibition

DESIGN Canberra proudly presents a photography competition on Instagram celebrating Canberra’s mid-century modernist architecture.

Canberra’s architecture from the 1950s and 1960s was created as part of a search for a more functional, simple and authentic form. It’s also a great source of photographic inspiration.

Entry is easy! Follow @designcanberrafestival on Instagram and upload your photo with the hashtags #designcanberra #dcphotocomp and either #student (Years 7-12) or #open (Over 18).

Photographs should consider light, space, volume, void and material.

Competition closes 12 October 2017. Winners announced at Creative Careers event 2 November.

Made possible with the generous support of Radford College, University of Canberra, The Australian National University, PhotoAccess and 45 90


Ann Cleary, Architect & Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra

Darren Bradley, Award-winning Photographer and Modern Architecture Enthusiast


Winning entrants will have their photograph printed and displayed as part of a DESIGN Canberra exhibition at Canberra and Region Visitors Centre during November. Entrants will receive the photographs following the display period. Other prizes include photography books and courses, framing and tours.

Key dates:

10 August:  Entries open
12 October: Entries close
19 October: Winners contacted
2 November: Winners announced at Creative Careers event, Radford College
November:  Winning photographs displayed in the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre (Details TBA)

DC17 Photography Competition Terms and Conditions

Image: Benjamin House Residence, designed by Alex Jelinek in 1956. Photographer: Darren Bradley

Photography Competition