My Ku-ring-gai photography competition

St Ives Village Green

Entries are now closed for the My Ku-ring-gai photography competition

Entries for the My Ku-ring-gai photography competition closed on Friday 15 November.

Winners will now be judged by a panel which will include Ku-ring-gai Council Mayor Anderson.  Winners will be notified via phone or email shortly.

Snap what you value most about your suburb

My Ku-ring-gai competition offered the opportunity for photographers (newbies, amateurs and pros) to capture what they value most about the suburb they live, work or play in - while going in the running to win some great prizes along the way!

Entries closed midnight Friday 15 November.

Categories are by suburb

All photos must have been taken in the last year and must be from the Ku-ring-gai local government area.  

  • Gordon
  • Lindfield and East Lindfield
  • Turramurra, South Turramurra and North Turramura
  • Pymble and West Pymble
  • Wahroonga, North Wahroonga and Warrawee
  • Roseville and Roseville Chase
  • St Ives and St Ives Chase
  • Killara and East Killara
  • Youth category (under 18s) - any suburb in Ku-ring-gai


The winner of each category will be awarded a $200 St Ives Shopping Village voucher. 

Winners will be judged by a judging panel which will include Ku-ring-gai Council Mayor Jennifer Anderson. Winners will be notified via phone or email.


This year we are also having an Instagram category, where the winning entry will win $50 St Ives Shopping Village voucher!

To enter simply:

1)  Follow Ku-ring-gai Council’s Instagram page

2)  Post a photo taken within Ku-ring-gai on your Instagram account

3)  Use the hashtag #MyKuringgai

How your photos will be judged

This photo competition is a celebration of what our community values about their suburb! By submitting an image as well as explaining why it captures what is important to them, it will help us better understand what our community thinks, values and loves about our unique area.

Some ideas of what you can capture include:

  • Our sense of community
  • Your favourite place
  • Urban and natural places 
  • Community areas and spaces
  • Your home or garden
  • Local business and shopping areas
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Architecture

How your photos will be used

Sydney is growing and so is Ku-ring-gai and we need to plan for change. Council is preparing a Local Strategic Planning Statement which is a 20 year plan for land use in Ku-ring-gai. 

To make our plan we need to understand what our community values now and wants to take into a future Ku-ring-gai. 

We need to hear from you about your suburb’s special character and values. We are asking you to think about your local area, and take a photo and write some words about why it represents what you value about your suburb. 

Your submissions will contribute to our understanding of the values of the Ku-ring-gai community and will be incorporated into our Local Strategic Planning Statement and related reports and strategies.

Contact us

If you have any questions please contact us on 9424 0929 or