Acland Street Village
St Kilda, My View

St Kilda, My View

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St Kilda, My View is now closed! Join us on Sat, May 25 at 4pm in Acland Plaza for the announcement of our finalists and winners, plus the on-street gallery of photos!

Tell us something about who you are, in a photo taken in St Kilda!

The “St Kilda, My View” Photography Competition is a photo competition celebrating the diversity of our community and the different faces of St Kilda!

All amateur photographers are invited to enter a photo based on the theme “St Kilda, My View” which means you need to take and submit a photo taken within 3182/3183 that also says something about who you are – it could speak to your background, your heritage, your culture, your hobby, your passion, what you care about etc.

Prizes will be awarded in 2 x categories:

16 and under

$350 for first prize

$150 for second prize

17 and over

$350 for first prize

$150 for second prize

Top 20 artworks (10 x 16 & under and 10 x 17 & over) will be printed to A2 size and installed in shop windows for an on-street gallery.

Top images will also be included in an online publication that will be hosted on the ASVBA website and shared on socials.

Top 6 images will be printed on postcards and distributed within the community.

Important points to note:

  • This competition will be judged more on the image and how you convey who you are, than on technical components (although you certainly have to master key basics of photography )
  • Photo must be taken within 3182/3183 area
  • Images must be submitted by sharing the file through a file sharing program including Dropbox or Google Drive to info(at)aclandstreetvillage.com.au
  • Entry must be accompanied by title of photo, entrant’s name, age and email address, plus 1 – 2 lines on why you submitted this photo, what does it say about who you are?
  • Entry must consist of 1 x image submitted as a PNG no smaller than 150 dpi when sized at 20 x 30 inches or 3000 x 4500 pixels
  • Entries will not be able to be judged if they do not meet all terms as set out above


Please read all Ts and Cs for the competition here before entering.

Key Date/s:

1 April, 2024: Competition opens

1 May, 2024: Competition closes (extended to May 2, 11.59pm)

15 May, 2024: Judging completed

25 May, 2024: Launch event and winner’s announcement

Judges:

Dr Vincent Alessi was appointed CEO + Director of the team at Linden in October 2022. Vincent has held numerous positions within public cultural institutions including as a Director and Senior Curator. He has curated exhibitions both nationally and internationally on artists as diverse as Mike Brown, Philip Hunter, Brook Andrew, Julie Rrap, Polkong Anading and the Ryan Sisters, and on topics varying from abstraction in Australian landscape painting to notions of place and identity in contemporary practice. Vincent is committed to providing artists opportunities to present their work, both existing and new, with a focus on risk taking and experimentation. He also believes strongly in the importance of documenting, researching and contributing new knowledge through curatorial programming and academic writing.

Richard Harris is an award-winning Australian/UK-trained videographer, photographer and printmaker with many exhibition, competition and publishing credits. After studying Film & TV at the VCA, he worked in film production and distribution for 20 years and was the founder/director of Melbourne’s Final Cut short film group. During 2014-18, he re-trained in photography and printmaking, specialising in the ‘photo gravure’ process, and these are now his main areas of creative interest. Richard lives and works in St Kilda.

Peter Berzankis’s photographic journey began in childhood and has since evolved significantly, particularly with the advent of the digital revolution, compelling him to capture narratives that are both engaging and thought-provoking. Through his images, he offers a social and political critique of contemporary Western society, unveiling the dichotomy inherent in urban landscapes – from corporate monuments symbolizing success, to the neglected shadowy corners that often go unnoticed. The absence of people in much of his work serves to underscore capitalism’s failure to embrace inclusivity, providing poignant glimpses into the experiences of loneliness and missed opportunities.

In 2022, Peter earned a Master of Arts in Photography, receiving the prestigious MGA Monash Gallery of Art Award for Excellence. His work resonates, provoking reflection on the complexities of our modern existence.

This event is supported by City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund.