“We want to showcase our smart city and highlight what our community values most about the area in which we work and live,” City of Canada Bay Mayor, Angelo Tsirekas said.
“We are calling on locals to go out and capture an image of what they believe makes the City of Canada Bay a smart city.” “Smart cities are people-focused and aim to improve the community’s experiences of their place so that it better meets their modern needs.” Examples of ‘smartness’ could include solar-powered smart bins or diverse local communities collaborating.
There are three categories in the competition; smart nature, smart places and smart communities.
The winning photos will receive a $200 gift card and be judged on how they best represent the theme, along with creative and photographic techniques applied. A people’s choice award will also be decided through a vote on the City of Canada Bay Facebook page.
The competition aims to give residents an opportunity to get creative with their photography skills, whilst providing the community with a way to engage with Council and contribute to the City of Canada Bay’s Smart City Plan.
“This competition is a great opportunity to discover what’s important to our community in the City of Canada Bay in terms of our public spaces and our community,” Mayor Tsirekas said.
Entrants must submit an original image and detail why the image reflects a smart city.
Winners will be announced via the City of Canada Bay’s social media and enewsletters. Selected photos will be included on Council’s Facebook page.
All photographs will be displayed at the Sustainability Awards event on Monday, August 6, 2018 with the top twelve photos displayed at Concord Library. A digital gallery exhibition will run for up to three weeks and photography classes will be run to launch the competition at The Connection, Rhodes.
The 2018 City of Canada Bay Photography Competition will close at 11.59pm on Monday, 9 July.
For more information and terms and conditions of the competition, please