Images of Jirdarup 2021

The success of our inaugural photography competition in 2020 inspired us to do it all again. This time 643 photographs were entered, with 104 entries for the new ‘Black Cockatoos’ category (sponsored by The Hon Hannah Beazley, MLA for Victoria Park). As a bonus, we organised a Nature Photography Walk & Talk workshop in September and a special Jirdarup history display for the exhibition. The Town of Victoria Park provided an Arts Grant to assist with the 3-week exhibition and Awards Night in December 2021.

Once again, the project was popular with the local community, schools, politicians and business sponsors. The quality of photos, community participation and enthusiasm exceeded our highest hopes.

Winners and sponsors

Congratulations to the talented winners of the ‘Images of Jirdarup 2021’ photography competition. First prize in each category was $400 cash and $100 for second prize, courtesy of our valued sponsors.

Waldecks Garden Centre Bentley FLORA Award

1st prize ‘Jewelled Tentacles’ by Kerry Whitworth

2nd prize ‘Buddies’ by Beth Baker

Biologic Environment Survey FAUNA Award

1st prize ‘Friends of Foes?’ By Emma Jones

2nd prize ‘Waiting for a Friend’ by David Ashley



1st prize ‘Canopy and Glade’ by Richard Goodwin

2nd prize ‘Reach for the Sky’ by David Ashley

Hannah Beazley BLACK COCKATOOS Award

1st prize ‘Together is My Favourite Place’ by Veronica McPhail

2nd prize ‘Wait your Turn’ by Diana Andersen

Beaver Tree Services JUNIOR Award

1st prize ‘Fungi Struggles’ by Juleen Abel

2nd prize ‘Mindful Meditation’ by Mara Evans

Victoria Park Vet Clinic PEOPLE’S CHOICE Award

1st prize ‘Yellow Happiness’ by Shialeigh Szymanski

2nd prize ‘Jirdarup Mischief’ by Daniel Carpenter

Four lucky entrants in the People’s Choice vote were drawn from the box to win $50 gift vouchers from Camera Electronic and Bunnings, including Takara Sahetapy, Edgar Hilliad, and Sarah Costello.

A mighty big thank you to the competition entrants and finalists, our amazing sponsors, visitors to the Gallery, the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, the Town of Victoria Park and all the Friends of Jirdarup Bushland for supporting this inspiring community project to celebrate our special patch of nature.