'Great pride': Record numbers capture city

A record 473 submissions were received across the visual arts and photography categories of this year's Capture Fairfield Visual Arts & Photography Competition.

The winners - which were based on the skill, strong visual appeal, and response to this year's 'Discover Fairfield' theme - were announced at last night's council meeting.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said the standard of works were among the "best we have ever seen" in the four years of the competition.

"I would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter. As I look through each submission, I feel great pride for our City and the connection and resilience of its people," Mayor Carbone said.

"COVID-19 is having an ongoing impact on our community. This year has shown us that in times of hardship, our community remains strong and retains its sense of identity and spirit.

"Social distancing did not deter residents from entering the competition, with submission numbers surpassing last year's record numbers. Entries captured everything that makes Fairfield such a wonderful place to live, work, visit and raise a family.

"Thank you to everyone who entered the competition and congratulations to our winners. We have enjoyed exploring Fairfield through your eyes and look forward to next year's submissions."

The winning and highly commended submissions will be on display at Fairfield City Council Administration Centre and Whitlam Library Cabramatta until the end of September 2020.

The judging panel included Fairfield Mayor Frank Carbone, Councillor Sera Yilmaz, Bossley park High School teacher Ann-Maree Ager, the Fairfield City Museum & Gallery Coordinator and Council's Manager Communications and Marketing.

Visual arts winners


  1. Olivia Grinage-Casasola
  2. Kirah Liashenko
  3. Lilah Radisic


  1. Lauren Alzamora
  2. Silaar Gorbthum
  3. George Alkhoury


  1. Diane Yousouf
  2. Dalin Shamonka
  3. Svetlana Panov

Photography winners


  1. Charlotte Lee
  2. Kim Truong
  3. Ayla Kapic


  1. Robert Lin
  2. Em Tai Le Tran
  3. Natasha Wood


  1. Jason Ghaby
  2. Viraphong Phomphitak
  3. Dean Pipatvong