“Photos are important in preserving local history. They provide a glimpse into past lives, forgotten places and help shape our understanding of culture and the identity of our community,” she said.
“This competition provides a great opportunity to showcase our rich local history and, in theme with History Week this year, Voices from the Past, shine a light on the women, migrants, workers, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who helped to shape Singleton into what it is today.
“We look forward to seeing all of the photo entries on display in the Library to celebrate History Week.”
History Week, an initiative of the History Council of NSW, returns 2-10 September 2023.
Entries into the History Week Photo Competition are being accepted now until Monday 21 August.
The competition is open to anyone, but entries must be relevant to the Singleton local government area and in theme with Voices from the Past.
All competition entries will be exhibited in the foyer of the Library throughout the month of September.
Two prizes will be awarded by the judges of the photo competition during History Week – one for best photo and the other for best photo caption. The winners will each receive a $100 spend in Singleton gift card.
Photos can be entered into the competition by uploading high resolution scans or digital images through Singleton Council’s website or head into Singleton Public Library where staff can help to scan and upload images.
To enter the competition or find out more information visit: www.singleton.nsw.gov.au/history-week-photo-competition
For questions or assistance with entering contact Singleton Public Library on T 02 6578 7500 or email E email@example.com.
Photograph caption: Singleton Council’s Local History Officer Tully Boundy-Collis with a selection of photographs in the Library’s collection
Information and image courtesy of Singleton Council.