2021 Photography Competition Winners: Bayside

The winners of Bayside Council’s 2021 photography competition Aspects of COVID with a special category to highlight our COVID heroes were announced on Friday 26 November.

This year there were 6 categories and a total of $6,000 in prize money on offer.

The theme of the competition was Aspects of COVID and provided entrants with an opportunity to record how they and their families coped with the ups and downs of living in a pandemic.

“It was interesting, and inspirational, to see how individuals and families chose to tell their COVID story through a photo,” a Council spokesperson said.

Families and face masks featured in many of the entries this year while Botany Bay continued to be the most photographed location.

The COVID Heroes winning entry is a beautiful black and white image of a mother with a new born, while the winning entry in the primary school category shows a young girl wearing a rainbow mask of light. It is sad, but hopeful.

All entries from this year’s competition will form part of the Bayside Local History collection to provide an historical record our community’s view of 2020/2021 when the world was turned upside down by the COVID pandemic.

A new animal category also proved extremely popular as residents shared the best photos of their non-human companions, and while dogs and cats featured strongly it was great to see the family’s fish or bird also starred.

The six categories were: Primary school, High school, Amateur adult, Open, COVID heroes, and Our animal family.

Council received an overwhelming number of entries in this popular competition and the judging panel had a tough time narrowing them down.

More Information

The Winners

First Name

Surname

Title

Place

Category

Caitlin

Matthews

Accustomed Absence

First Place

Highschool

Lachlan

Leitch

Covid Safe Fishing

Second Place

Highschool

Natalia

Stathos

Algae Dayz

Third Place

Highschool

Abilene

Bramble

Mask of Hope

First Place

Primary School

Harper

Rogers

My Happy Place

Second Place

Primary School

Nerida

& Doris

A Sunny Day

Third Place

Primary School

Lisa

Russell

Bayside LGA of Concern

First Place

Adult Amateur

Mandie

Sami

Crab Uprising

Second Place

Adult Amateur

Karen

Jimenez

Bayside Moon

Third Place

Adult Amateur

James

Stamparidis

A magnificent storm over the Bay

First Place

Open

Marian

Angelopoulos

Flying over the sun

Second Place

Open

Deanne

Charbel

A rose in the Bay Community Garden

Third Place

Open

Michael

Mercado

A Mother’s Love

First Place

Covid Heroes

Timothy

Chen

Covid Family Survival

Second Place

Covid Heroes

Antara

Bal

Masking the pain

Third Place

Covid Heroes

Jared

Underwood

Wash those Paws

First Place

Our Animals

Karen

Jimenez

Marley the toy poodle

Second Place

Our Animals

Ava

Fornasier

Coping with Lockdown

Third Place

Our Animals

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