Photo was taken on a Pentax k1000 on 35mm B&W film. And burned and dodged in the darkroom with a filter of 5 layered on filter 2.
Montsalvat Youth Photography Prize 2023
The Montsalvat Youth Photography Competition 2023 was opened to young people aged 14 - 18, based in Victoria. Entrants were invited to explore the grounds, buildings, people, and activities of Montsalvat – to capture its essence and bring their own imagination to the process.
First Prize: $1000 sponsored by Future Leaders
The winner’s work printed and framed by Montsalvat for display in the Barn Gallery for a three-week exhibition slot.
Second Prize: $500
Ten artists were shortlisted and placed on rotational display on Montsalvat’s website and screened in the Barn Gallery for a three-week digital exhibition. In sponsorship with Eltham District Historical Society, the shortlisted works were also to be catalogued and preserved, providing a permanent display of work for young photographers.
Entries opened: Monday the 3rd of April 2023
Entries closed: Friday 8th September - Midnight
Finalists advised: Friday 15th September
The winners were formally awarded their prize at Montsalvat on Sunday, October 8, 2023.
• 1st place – Yirong Huang Enliven
• 2nd place - Rhys Humphries, The Countess
• 3rd Place- Jemimah Lavis Window