Sydneysiders and budding photographers listen up. It’s time once again to dust down those cameras and get snapping, as the 2010 Sydney Life Competition opens up for submissions. By Alex Hargraves 
One of the nation’s premier photography prizes, Sydney Life is a popular outdoor art installation and an integral part of City of Sydney’s public art festival, Art & About.

“Sydney Life celebrates the diverse experiences of our city, allowing artists from across Australia to share their unique Sydney moments and pastimes.”

The aim of the competition is to determine the best photo snapshot of life in the city, with judges looking for works that make an original and striking statement about Sydney life. The top works will be put on display along the beautiful grand central walkway of Hyde Park North.

Last year Sydney Life attracted more than 580 entries, with subject matter ranging across people, situations, various locations and predicaments, captured at various times of day. In 2009, Sydney professional photographer Tamara Dean won first place for her photograph, “The Bride.”

The $10,000 Sydney Life Prize is awarded to the artist whose work is judged most outstanding by a distinguished panel of judges, including Robert McFarlane, Ace Bourke, Sandy Edwards, and Alastair Walton.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said; “Each year Sydneysiders take a reflective journey down Hyde Park’s central walkway to enjoy moving, humorous and vibrant images of Sydney.

“Sydney Life celebrates the diverse experiences of our city, allowing artists from across Australia to share their unique Sydney moments and pastimes.”

This year Art & About, Sydney’s most dynamic and diverse public art festival, will run from September 23 to October 24. Competition is sure to be fierce, so get those submissions in!

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What // Sydney Life Competition
When // Entries close 5pm Tuesday 25th May.
Where // The best works will be displayed in Hyde Park North from September 23 to October 24 as part of Sydney’s Art & About Festival.
Contact // www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/artandabout