Focus 2020 - My streets

Focus 2020 - My streets

The FOCUS local history photo competition is back in 2020, with cash prizes up for grabs to amateur photographers.

This year’s theme ‘My Streets’ aims to highlight the streetscapes of 2020, documenting today’s trends in housing, landscaping and vehicles, to look back on in the decades ahead.

You can enter by taking a photo of your street - or any street in the City of Armadale - to help future folks see how our suburbs look in the present. It’s that simple! For more advice read the hints & tips sheet.

BONUS CATEGORY: there is also a pre-2000 ‘historical’ category for scans of photographs more than 20 years old. So open your old photo albums and show us how our district looked decades ago! Enter your favourite pre-2000 photo taken within the City of Armadale for more chances to win a cash prize and a large acrylic-mounted copy of your image.


This year there are two categories:
‘My Streets’ category: recent streetscape photographs taken in the City of Armadale borders.

  • 1st place ($300)
  • 2nd place ($250)
  • 3rd place ($150)

Pre-2000 category: streetscape photo taken before 2000 in the City of Armadale (digital scan, no prints)

  • 1st place ($300)
  • 2nd place ($250)
  • 3rd place ($150)
  • Engine DD 591
    Gilwell Avenue, Kelmscott, 1965.
    Photo by Don Grover.

  • Third Road, Armadale, 1972.
    Photo by Geoff Newell.

Who can enter?

  • The competition is open to all amateur photographers 18 years and over who are Australian residents.
  • Please read the Terms and Conditions for more information.

Key dates

  • Entries open on Saturday 1 Feb 2020 and close Tuesday 31 March 2020.
  • Winning entries selected early April 2020, with winners contacted by Friday 17 April 2020.
  • A selection of entries will be exhibited at Armadale library in May/June 2020 (dates to be announced).

Image size and format - both categories - digital only

  • Colour, black & white or sepia photos are all acceptable
  • JPEG format
  • Minimum 1MB, maximum 15MB
  • Please use no digital enhancement other than cropping, resizing or reasonable adjustments to tone. Composite images are not acceptable.

Entering this competition



  • Enter as many photographs as you wish. Each photo must be submitted separately via the online entry form (to be activated on this page 1 February 2020). A confirmation email will be sent to you for each image.
  • Only online entries will be accepted.
  • Please re-name your image file in this format: firstname_surname_TitleOfPhoto.
  • Write a description (up to 50 words) for your photograph, including when and where it was taken.
  • All entries must be original photographs by the entrant, not infringing any party’s intellectual property rights.
  • By submitting an entry, entrants accept the Terms and Conditions of the competition.

See full terms and conditions here.

If you have any questions, please call (08) 9394 5185 or email

Click to enter the FOCUS photography competition