Images

Be in the running for prizes by submitting a photo that best represents your life on the Northern Beaches!

We want to see what life is like for you on the Northern Beaches.

Whether you love to document every meal you consume on social media, or you're an aspiring photographer or quite frankly, you're not sure how to even open the camera app on your phone, this is your opportunity to use photography to represent life from your perspective.

All you need to do is think about how your photo aligns with one of our 8 themes explored in Youth Voice- Shaping the Beaches' Future: safety, mental health, economic security, participation, equity, housing, belonging and connection.

If you have any questions, please contact the KALOF Youth Team on 8495 5428 or via email.

Prizes

We are offering a major prize of Airpods Pro for the overall winner and $100 JB Hi-Fi vouchers for each individual category. 

Entries open!

You can enter as many times as you like, but you must complete a separate entry form for each image - you are only able to win one prize though.

Entries close: 9pm, Tuesday 31 May 2022

Entries so far....

"I like the Creative Space cause it gives artists the opportunity to show their passions"

Jennifer Bilton

"Playing with my little brother Henry at Delwood, my local beach, makes me feel I belong."

Betty Thompson

"I chose this photo because I feel connected to the waves, the beach and my friends when I go there, it’s my happy place."

James Clark

"Inviting you to the outdoors and the warm afternoon sun."

Kota Dang

"A photo of me with my best friend on a swing in the sunset, enjoying life in the wonderful northern beaches."

Mason Barns

"Everything deserves a home, even a little scary spider."

Alexander Kosack

"This can keep your mind at peace with the world."

Max Shacklock

"Many people lack access to money because it is locked away and unavailable preventing them from living life."

Keira Osborn

"Sometimes all people need to do in life is take a walk along the beach and clear their minds."

Keira Osborn

"Some puppies and animals can always make your mind feel at ease."

Keira Osborn

"Two become one. Together shooting hoops. Reaching for the stars."

Kate Burke

"Fitness in the dark. Soccer under flood lights at St Matts."

Kate Burke

"COVID-19 has had a substantial impact on the mental health of society. By channelling your stress into a world of detail, anxiety can be relieved."

Thomas Mikhail

"Sport is all about participation. No one plays sport alone. Basketball draws my family together, as it does in many other Northern Beaches households."

Thomas Mikhail

"These bowls represent equity in our household and the privilege that most homes get to experience on the Northern Beaches."

Thomas Mikhail

"This photo shows how I love sunsets. It also represents how the sun set on my first job and rose with my current job."

Mikey Paterson

"The sunrise at Monavale Beach is always breathtaking, the sun slowly rising over the horizon marks a new day."

Linus Wang

"The golden aura of the sun rising from the horizon early in the morning fills me with a certain warmth and appreciation for living here."

Linus Wang

"Channelling piece and serenity through the connection to nature"

Sofia

"Catching up with friends to watch the sunrise. We’re so lucky for this place to hang out. I feel relaxed and connected with nature there."

Jordan Roxburgh

"Sunshowers creating a double rainbow is always great."

Alex

"'Look out, animals about.' I have a strong connection with nature and love that there is such an abundance of plant and animal life."

Oliver

"This little dwarf tree frog from Warriewood Wetlands represents the strong sense of belonging I have living in the northern beaches."

Oliver Czerwenka

"Watching the safety these little critters feel around our home is the safety I feel living in the northern beaches."

Oliver Czerwenka

"strength in friendship - hold on tight and enjoy the ride."

Oliver Czerwenka

 

Blending into my environment makes me feel safe just like this little crab at Warriewood Beach.

Arabella Czerwenka

"Walking with our precious 17 year old Bailey up along the Long Reef headland makes me feel like I belong."

Arabella Czerwenka

"Standing tall with friends - take the challenge and be proud of your achievements."

Arabella Czerwenka

"These amazing birds show a strong connection with each other and they represent the strong connection I feel within the northern beaches community."

Arabella Czerwenka

"This Photo was taken in a emotional difficult time. The sky helps me get out of my head and into my presence. remember to be greatful for what you get."

Ida Rosenthal

"Mental health is a great concern for teens on the Northern Beaches, looking out to the ocean is a great escape to think and destress."

Linus Wang

"A photo from Curl Curl"

Fynn Gardner

"This droplet belong perfectly on this leaf, just like every does in society"

Fynn Gardner

"If birds can't build a nest provide one for them everyone and everything deserves a home."

Emilia Sachs

"Doing yoga and reading at the same time is the best for your mental health."

Emilia Sachs

"Put all your creativity into a beautiful drawing."

Emilia Sachs

"A connection between you and a pet is all you need to be happy."

Emilia Sachs

"Everyone makes a connection to the weather."

Fynn Gardner

"The area guarded by Collaroy lifeguards guiding us to a safe time on the Northern Beaches."

James Godsell

"School zone keeping children on the Northern Beaches safe."

James Godsell

"This photo is of my friend when we went to Shelly Beach looking over at Manly Beach which looks like a small city."

Nishka Tolani

"Me and my friends while going home from school were taking a picture of a picture etc."

Nishka Tolani

"I feel belong with my friends at school."

Nishka Tolani

 

"This is me and my friends at a band performance."

Nishka Tolani

"This photo is from North Curl Curl beach."

Nishka Tolani

"These photos mean a lot to me because this is where I live and everyday I feel inspired by how beautiful the view is!"

Bella McNee

"This photo was taken just before the sun set in manly. It means to me that we are so lucky to be alive!"

Bella McNee

"This photo is when the sun went down."

Bella McNee

"This butterfly is a symbol of peace to me and makes me feel at home and calm."

Bella McNee

"This was taken on Mother’s Day to remind me how lovely my mum is just like this lovely picture!"

Bella McNee

"All the School boys encouraging participation and all enjoying their lives despite the poor weather."

Leon

"Photo taken at sunset with the love of my life."

Lucas

"During lockdown, me and my sister went on daily walks."

Nishka Tolani

"A nest is a chickens first home, they are a safe place where we can grow and lear."

Alexander Kosack

"To me this photo means my home which is were I belong."

Conor Wims

"Two Birds taking shelter on a wind sill never leaving each others side."

Jess

"Going to the beach is good for my mental health and participating in small activities like building a mound."

Jess

"I find looking at places from above helps me to see the reality of problems in comparison to nature, creating a comforting bliss of perspective."

Lauren Muriti

"Photo is the smoothing and coming."

Samuel Morgan

"This image portrays my ‘belonging’ associated with the Beaches as I have never seen it from an elevation before, hence why I took this photo."

Samuel Perri

 

"This photo means one with the nature for me."

Nishka Tolani

"I believe that this image I’ve taken demonstrates the connection between people and nature."

Byron McLoughlin