VU at MetroWest

Picturing Footscray Photography Prize

Established in 2016, Picturing Footscray invites photographers of all capabilities to explore the streets of Footscray.

This year 'West Envy' is the guiding theme. What does Footscray have that other places don't? We're looking for photographs that stimulate curiosity and conversation about Footscray, and capture the essence of this great location.

All entrants will be exhibited in a major salon-style exhibition held at VU at MetroWest, providing an opportunity to have work displayed in a professional context (subject to terms and conditions).

Anyone can enter. There are no boundaries of age, ability, experience or technical equipment. Both amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit either analogue or digital photographs that explore the theme 'West Envy' in Footscray.


  • First prize: $3,000.00
  • Second prize: $1,000.00
  • Third prize: $500.00
  • People’s Choice Award: $500.00
  • Student Prize: $250.00


  • Jody Haines, local photographer
  • Adam Harding, Director of the Centre for Contemporary Photography

Key dates

  • Entries open: Friday 15 March
  • Entries close: Wednesday 1 May
  • Deliver printed photographs for installation at VU at MetroWest: 2 - 8 May
  • Exhibition opening: Thursday 16 May
  • Exhibition at VU at MetroWest: 16 May - 13 June

Visit for more information or to enter a photograph.

Image: Footscray Embrace by Nathan Stolz, 2018 Picturing Footscray winner


Monday 1 April, 2019
Wednesday 1 May, 2019
VU at MetroWest
Venue Address
138 Nicholson Street, Footscray

Melbourne, , Footscray

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