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Category 1 Featured Activity

Category 1 | Community Involvement

Category Entered Category No. 1 | Community Involvement
Entrant Name City of Cairns QLD
Name of Project National Sister Cities Day
Date of Project 5th July 2013
Participating Sister City Minami, Japan and Lae, Papua New Guinea

This submission is for the Community Involvement and involves activities under taken with our sister city of Cairns, QLD.


Project Summary:

To mark National Sister Cities Day on 5 July, the Cairns Sister Cities Advisory Committee and volunteers staged a free community event on the Cairns Esplanade at the Sister Cities Barbecue area.



Category 1 | Community Involvement

Category Entered Category No. 1 | Community Involvement
Entrant Name City of Bunbury WA
Name of Project Photographic Competition ‘Whats Your ING Thing’
Date of Project Launched: 1st March 2013
Participating Sister City Setagaya, Japan

This submission is for the Community Involvement and involves activities under taken with our sister city of Bunbury, WA.


Project Summary:

Aim: Host a Photographic Competition and Exhibition which highlights and showcases Bunbury, its people and its lifestyle, with the top 40 photographs to be sent for exhibition and storage within the Setagaya Arts Museum. The City of Bunbury and the Bunbury Setagaya Sister Cities Committee run a biennial Photographic Competition and Exhibition the first in 1995. Past competitions, even though themed, seemed to showcase the same types of photos, being the Bunbury Tower, Malston Hill and the Bunbury Back Beach.

The City of Bunbury and the Bunbury-Setagaya Sister Cities Committee wanted to raise the profile of this event and of the Sister City Relationship. Partnering with local newspaper “The Bunbury Mail” each week they would run a selection of photographs highlighting the theme “What’s Your ING Thing”. Over the two months that the competition was open, 215 open entries and 78 student entries were received. A highlight of the competition was the hosting of a workshop run by two iconic and award winning South West photographers – Christian Fletcher (Landscape Photographer) and Steve Lloyd- Smith (Portrait Photographer). The workshop was booked out extremely quickly with a wait list.

The Bunbury Exhibition was held over a four week period at the Lighthouse Beach Resort. Opened by Hideki Sakamoto, Consul Head of Information and Culture Section Consulate-General of Japan in Perth similarities and contrasts between the two cities were highlighted with Setagaya’s top 40 Photographs hanging along side Bunbury’s top 40 photographs.

Feedback received during the opening and exhibition was overwhelmingly positive. Chief Judge of the Competition and award winning portrait photographer, Steve Lloyd-Smith, stated: “The competition saw a great improvement in quality and quantity of the photographs, from previous years. The prize money on offer is better than what many of the professional photographic competitions have on offer, which is a great reflection on the standard of photograph received.”




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