Vote now to show you Love Surry Hills

Vote now to show you Love Surry Hills

Sydney’s amateur photographers are pinning their hopes on Surry Hills’ dogs, cats, bikes and laneways to win first prize and a $750 shopping-spree in the Love Surry Hills photography competition.

More than 130 people entered the competition that encouraged residents and visitors to hit the streets with their cameras. The top 10 are on show online at and at Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre until the end of July, with the public invited to pick a winner.

“We received some terrifically colourful and creative photographs, which meant the judges had a hard time choosing the finalists,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“People captured so many of the different aspects of Surry Hills – plenty of cats and dogs, but also laneways, bikes and the rich history of this area.”

City Business Precinct Coordinator Allister Brockley said the judges were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries.

“It was great to look through the entries and see Surry Hills through other peoples’ eyes,” Mr Brockley said.

“It reinforced our view that Surry Hills is a suburb of great diversity, colours and characters, full of hidden gems, cosy cafes and interesting boutiques, making it a fantastic place to explore.”

The 10 finalists are:

Breda Farrell – A Sunny Spot in Surry Hills
Tim Rigg – Dude with Dog
Andrew McInnes – Dusk
Corey Madden – I just tried to catch some fog. I mist
Cibele Oliviera – Lifestyle
Jamie Grant – Surry Hills Dog
Maya Vidulich – Window Shopping
Catherine Madafferi – Colourful Surry Hills
Craig Barbour – Early Morning Ride
Amanda Mason – Past and Present

The community is invited to vote for their favourite throughout July, with the winner announced in August. The winner will receive $750 in shopping vouchers to spend in their choice of up to three shops in Surry Hills.


For more information, visit
Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre
1st floor, Surry Hills Library and Community Centre
405 Crown Street, Surry Hills
02 9356 4977


For media inquiries or images, contact City of Sydney Senior Media Adviser Jodie Minus, phone 0467 803 815 or email

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, contact Jonathon Larkin on 0477 310 149 or email