Call for Entries: 2019 Picturing Footscray Photography Prize

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Friday 15 March 2019 to Wednesday 1 May 2019

Free entry | Great prizes | Exhibition opportunity

Picturing Footscray is an open-entry photography prize that focuses on Melbourne's unique inner-west suburb of Footscray.

Established in 2016, Picturing Footscray invites photographers of all capabilities to explore the streets of Footscray.

This year 'West Envy' is the guiding theme. What does Footscray have that other places don't? We're looking for photographs that stimulate curiosity and conversation about Footscray, and capture the essence of this great location.

All entrants will be exhibited in a major salon-style exhibition held at VU at MetroWest, providing an opportunity to have work displayed in a professional context.*

Prizes will be awarded at the exhibition opening, and the People's Choice award will be awarded at the conclusion of the exhibition.

*Subject to Terms and Conditions

Entries open on 15 March.

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  • First prize: $3,000.00
  • Second prize: $1,000.00
  • Third prize: $500.00
  • People’s Choice Award: $500.00
  • Student Prize: $250.00


  • Jody Haines, local photographer
  • Adam Harding, Director of the Centre for Contemporary Photography

Key dates

  • Entries open: Friday 15 March
  • Entries close: Wednesday 1 May
  • Deliver printed photographs for installation at VU at MetroWest: 2 - 8 May
  • Exhibition opening: Thursday 16 May
  • Exhibition at VU at MetroWest: 16 May - 13 June


West Envy - what does Footscray have that other places don't?

Entry details

Anyone can enter. There are no boundaries of age, ability, experience or technical equipment. Both amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit either analogue or digital photographs that explore the theme 'West Envy' in Footscray.

Entries need to comply with the following guidelines:

  • Maximum 1 entry per person.
  • Each entry will be shown unless the photograph is not taken in Footscray or is deemed offensive, defamatory, too fragile, dangerous or not ready for installation.
  • In order to be displayed in the exhibition, photographs must be printed, ready for display and delivered to VU at MetroWest. They must not exceed 80cm in width and height.

The following print and display methods are recommended:

  • printed onto good quality paper, or
  • framed with d-rings and wire or string backing.

At the completion of the exhibition all works will be returned to entrants via collection.

Terms & Conditions

Read the terms and conditions for entry.

Picturing Footscray is an initiative of Victoria University and Footscray University Town.

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Footscray Embrace, 2017, by Nathan Stolz


This event has already taken place.

15 March 2019, 9:00am to 1 May 2019, 5:00pm


VU at MetroWest (Footscray) 138 Nicholson Street

Get in touch

Katrina Gubbins
Engagement Communications Coordinator
Footscray University Town
+61 3 9919 5130