Friends of Jirdarup Bushland


What a fantastic response! Almost 800 photographs were submitted to the inaugural ‘Images of Jirdarup 2020’ photography competition.

Our expert judges, including the amazing @georgina_steytler, have selected the 60 best photos (15 in each category). Finalists will be advised this week. 🍾 Prize winners will be announced on 20th November.

The exhibition will run for 3 weeks from 6th-25th November at @kentstreetgallery. Come along to vote for the Rotary Victoria Park People’s Choice Award!

The wait is almost over! Good luck to the entrants and see you at the exhibition where you can marvel at the truly wonderful images of Jirdarup.

Thanks go to our Exhibition Sponsors @perthprolab, @ilfordimaging, @kentstreetgallery and @townofvicpark.

‘Images of Jirdarup 2020’ Photography Competition

Entries have now closed for the ‘Images of Jirdarup 2020’ photography competition. Thank you to all the keen photographers who visited Jirdarup Bushland and submitted photos. We were overwhelmed and thrilled with the positive response!

The judges are now deliberating to select the shortlisted photos to be exhibited at the Kent Street Gallery in Victoria Park, from 6th-25th November. Finalists will be advised by mid-October if they are selected.

A prize pool of $3,000 is up for grabs, with cash prizes for the best photographs in four categories and the People’s Choice Award. The winners will be announced at a Gala Awards Night on Friday 20th November. Best of luck to all entrants!

The Friends of Jirdarup Bushland

The Friends of Jirdarup Bushland is a community group of volunteers based around Victoria Park. We are dedicated to the preservation of Jirdarup Bushland Precinct which includes Kensington Bushland, George St Reserve and Kent St Sandpit. We organize community events as well as planting and weeding days each year.

Our aim is to help the community connect with nature through protecting, regenerating and revegetating the Jirdarup Bushland Precinct.

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to get the latest news and get involved in our activities!

The Bushland

Jirdarup Bushland Precinct, with ‘Bush Forever’ site Kensington Bushland at its heart, is a rare slice of remnant banksia-jarrah woodlands tucked away in Victoria Park. A hidden natural treasure and biodiversity hot spot, Jirdarup means ‘Place of Birds’ in the Nyoongar language. It is home to 62 species of birds, as well as 14 species of reptiles and over 200 plant species. Get creative and immerse yourself in photographing the wealth of Jirdarup’s flora, fauna, and landscapes.

The Bushland entry points are from Etwell Street, George Street and Baron Hay Court. There is free parking, wide pathways, and dog walking is permitted. Disabled access is via Baron-Hay Court entrance. You can take photos from the public access areas in Jirdarup Bushland, but please don’t jump the fences.

Rules & Details

Entry Details

  • Entries are open until 11:00 PM on the 30th of September 2020.
  • The entry fee of $10 allows you to upload up to three photos taken in Jirdarup Bushland.
  • Each of these photos may be entered into  any category. 
  • If you would like to submit more photos, you may repeat this process as many times as you like.
  • Photos must be digital and submitted online in jpeg format (.jpg or .jpeg). Files must not exceed 12mb and digital composites will not be accepted.
  • To upload your photos, scroll down to the red section and click on the “ENTER NOW” button.


Entry into the competition is open to everyone except for the competition judges and organisers, and their immediate families.

Entrants in the Junior photographer category must be 17 years or younger (by close of entries, 30 September 2020), and may enter photos that fit any of the three nature categories.

Photos submitted must be taken from within the public pathways and participants who fail to meet this requirement will be disqualified.

Competition Categories

Waldecks Flora award - For example, wildflowers, shrubs and trees.
Victoria Park Vet Clinic Fauna award - For example, birds, reptiles, mammals and insects.
Perth NRM Landscape/habitat award - For example, photos where the focus is on the natural environment. These photos may include people.
Beaver Tree Services Junior photographers award – Entrants must be 17 years or younger (at 30 September 2020), and may enter photos that fit any of the three nature categories.
The Rotary Club of Victoria Park People’s Choice Award will be chosen by visitors to the public exhibition in November.


A total prize pool of $3,000 is on offer, courtesy of our valued sponsors.

The winner of each category will receive a cash prize of $500 and the runner up will receive $100 in cash or vouchers.

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at a Gala Awards night held on Friday the 20th of November at the Kent Street Gallery, Victoria Park Centre for the Arts.

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Our expert panel of judges includes the internationally-renowned nature photographer Georgina Steytler. The judges will select the shortlisted images and choose a winner and runner-up for each of the four categories based on composition, creativity, technical quality, and overall impression (wow factor). The judges’ decisions are final.

The Rotary Club People’s Choice Award, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Victoria Park, will be chosen by the public visiting the exhibition at the Kent Street Gallery.

Note: Copyright of all entries will be retained by the photographer. The Friends of Jirdarup Bushland may negotiate on the use of winning images for promotional purposes.


The best photographs will be selected for public exhibition. Finalists will be notified in October and will be asked to supply high resolution images of the shortlisted photos for printing.

When: Friday 6th to Wednesday 25th November 2020

Where: Kent Street Gallery, Victoria Park Centre for the Arts Gallery, 12 Kent Street, East Victoria Park

Awards Night: Winners will be announced at an invitation-only Gala Awards night on Friday the 20th November and results will be published the following day.

Note: Event subject to change based on applicable government Covid-19 restrictions.

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All photographs featured here were taken in Jirdarup Bushland by Robert Audcent (FoJB member and one of the judges).


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