My Sydney now photo competition

Show us ‘your Sydney’ for the chance to win one of four Nikon digital camera packagesrnEntries now open until Friday 15 February 2008
Press Release

The Museum of Sydney and Nikon Australia are giving budding photographers the chance to capture their Sydney moments and win one of four Nikon digital camera packages valued at $5000 as part of the new photography exhibition Sydney now: new Australian photojournalism.

Sydney now curator Inara Walden says ‘Whether you live in Sydney or are just visiting, we want to see what’s going on in your Sydney right now.’

‘We’re looking for photos that capture what this city means to you. Your photo might show your favourite place or people, it could portray a lifestyle or capture a quiet moment from everyday life – anything that has meaning for you in terms of the way you experience Sydney today.

‘Traditionally when we think of photojournalism, we think of pictures made in other places, but today a new generation of photojournalists is placing the same emphasis on documenting what’s happening right here in our own society. This is the challenge of the competition – to capture the energy, diversity and wonder found in Sydney’s everyday lived experience. It may even be found in your own backyard,’ says Walden.

Visit www.hht.net.au/sydneynow to enter and then upload your photo that captures a slice of Sydney life to the Flickr website by Friday 15 February 2008.

Three winning entries will be selected from 20 finalists on Wednesday 20 February 2008 by Sydney now curator Inara Walden, award-winning Sydney Morning Herald photographer Dean Sewell and Craig Gillespie from Nikon Australia. The public will also be able to vote on the winning entries through the online exhibition at www.hht.net.au/sydneynow

The prize winning photographs will be displayed at the Museum of Sydney between Saturday 23 February and Sunday 27 April 2008, with all 20 finalists featured in a digital display alongside the Sydney now exhibition.

Enter My Sydney now for the chance to win one of the following prizes:
*    First prize – D80 Digital SLR with 18-135mm + 70-300mm lenses (rrp $2299) AND a COOLPIX S51 Blue 8.1MP compact digital camera (rrp $399)
*    Second prize – D40x Digital SLR with 18-55mm + 55-200mm lenses (rrp $1399)
*    Third prize – D40 + 18-55mm lens (rrp $899)
*    Finalists – the remaining 17 finalists will receive a copy of the Sydney Now book with over 100 images by 24 photographers featured in the exhibition (rrp $45)

Visit www.hht.net.au/sydneynow to enter the My Sydney now competition and view the terms and conditions

Proudly sponsored by The Sydney Morning Herald and Nikon Australia Pty Ltd

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