Picture Willoughby Photo Editing Competition 2021

Calling all digital artists


The annual Picture Willoughby outdoor exhibition showcases new digital artworks featuring iconic images of Willoughby City from the library’s Picture Willoughby photo archive, a collection of 9000 images from the 1890s to present day.

Each year, ten unique works are selected which have been created using other images, collage and mixed media and are finalists in a competition exploring our area’s rich and fascinating heritage.

Image: The Flying Fish by Anna Jahjah - Children and Swimmers in Northbridge Baths, Northbridge, 1938

Now in its second year, you can enjoy the Picture Willoughby exhibition during the Emerge Festival from 17 September to 9 October at the following locations:

  • Artarmon Village Green, Artarmon
  • Chatswood Park, Chatswood
  • Northbridge Baths, Northbridge
  • Quadrangle Shopping Village, Castlecrag
  • Willoughby Park, Willoughby East

Enter now for 2021

You are invited to create a new digital artwork using iconic images of the Willoughby local government area for a chance to be part of an outdoor exhibition during Willoughby City Council's Emerge Festival. 

Get creative and produce contemporary digital artworks using one of the 20 high resolution images below. These images were selected from our library's Picture Willoughby archive.

In creating your unique image, you can add other images, collage and mixed media. The final artwork must be digital and be able to be printed at A3. Judging will be done by artist Louise Allerton. First, second and third place winners will receive gift vouchers from Chatswood Chase.

See terms and conditions(PDF, 283KB) for further details.

For inspiration see last year's finalists.

Entries close 11.59pm, Thursday 19 August 2021.

Submission form