Dandenong Civic Centre

Community Calendar Photography Competition

Every year Greater Dandenong City Council produces a Community Calendar for residents which features photos taken in our municipality.

We love seeing our city through your eyes and in 2022 launched a competition calling for residents to submit photos taken in Greater Dandenong.

Over the past two years the competition has been a huge success with more than 500 entries capturing the beauty of our city.

We are running the competition again for the 2025 Community Calendar.

A judging panel, including the Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre curator, will select 12 finalists for inclusion in the calendar to be distributed to the community in December 2024.

The panel will also select one photo representing each suburb of Greater Dandenong to take home a cash prize. The suburbs will be grouped into categories via postcode. 

  • 3175 (Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Bangholme)
  • 3174 (Noble Park, Noble Park North)
  • 3173 (Keysborough)
  • 3171 and 3172 (Springvale, Springvale South)

Submit your entry

Submissions close 5pm, Friday 30 August 2024. 

Terms and Conditions 

  1. The photograph must be taken within the Greater Dandenong City Council municipality.
  2. The photograph must be taken by you.
  3. Images should focus on the surrounding environment, landscape and architecture. We would prefer not to have people in the photographs.
  4. Photographs should be taken in a landscape (horizontal) perspective and at 300dpi.
  5. You may submit up to five photos for inclusion and more than one may be selected.
  6. Council will notify in October 2024 if your submission has been successful.
  7. Photographs will not be accepted without a completed entry form. Each photograph requires a separate entry form. You must select one category on the entry form:  3175, 3174, 3173, or 3172 and 3171.
  8. Four prizes will be awarded. One prize from each of the four categories.
  9. Employees and immediate family members of employees of the Greater Dandenong City Council and immediate families of the judging panel can enter to exhibit their work but are ineligible to win prizes. 
  10. Photographers agree to permit work(s) selected for exhibition to be reproduced by print and electronic media in the advertising and promotion of the exhibition, Drum Theatre and Arts in Greater Dandenong. 
  11. Greater Dandenong City Council reserves the right to determine final works to be exhibited.
  12. Placement of the works in the exhibition is at the Curator’s discretion.
  13. Any disputes in relation to these Terms and Conditions or the relationship between Greater Dandenong City Council and the Artist shall be dealt with in accordance with the City of Greater Dandenong Dispute Resolution Guidelines. A copy will be provided to artists upon request.