The winning entries of the 2021 Fairfield City Council Capture Fairfield Visual Arts & Photography Competition were announced at the October Council Meeting earlier this week.
Judges made their selection based on the skill, strong visual appeal, and response to this year’s ‘Love where you live’ theme.
Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said the competition presented photographers and artists with the opportunity to capture a transformative time in Fairfield City’s history.
“The standard of works was among some of the best we have ever seen in this competition, and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter. As I look through each submission, I feel great pride for our City and the connection and resilience of its people during a global pandemic,” Mayor Carbone said.
“COVID-19 is having an ongoing impact on our community. Both this year and last year has shown us that in times of hardship, our community remains strong and retains its sense of identity and spirit.
“It’s pleasing to see that the State’s lockdown did not deter residents from entering the competition, with 392 submissions received across the visual arts and photography categories.
“Thank you to everyone who entered the competition and congratulations to our winners. We have enjoyed exploring Fairfield City through your eyes and look forward to next year’s submissions.”
Visual arts place-getters
1st place Jade Truong – “Looking through the glass to see Fairfield” Representative of St Johns Park Primary School
2nd place Francesco Occhiuto – “Community of Cultures”
3rd place Anna Tea – “Fairfield Art”
1st place George Alkoury – “Share a story, Share a meal” Representative of Bossley Park High School
2nd place Lauren Alzamora – “Saturday Morning Memories”
3rd place Silaar Gorbthum – “A Little Drop of Happiness”
1st place Louise DeMarco Jelavic – “Bossley Park Choir”
2nd place Jessica Ngo – “A Shared Home”
3rd place Diane Yousouf – “Lansdowne Bridge” Photography place-getters
1st place Jessica Blake – “Celebrating the outdoors” Representative of Edensor Park Public School
2nd place Ivy Barone – “Hazard Reduction Sunset”
3rd place Emma Dimarzio – “Rays of Hope”
1st place Natalia Blake – “Fantastic Fireworks” Representative of Bonnyrigg High School
2nd place Yesim Halisdemir – “Luminous”
3rd place Zayne Lobow – “The Lone Butterfly”
1st place Viraphong Phomphithak – “Cinematic Cabramatta”
2nd place Andy Tan – “See you at the finish line”
3rd place Jason Ghaby – “Solice”
The winning and highly commended submissions will be on display at Fairfield City Council Administration Centre and Whitlam Library Cabramatta. Visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/capturefairfield to view the winning and highly commended entries online.