A Message from the 2017 Photography Coordinator

We celebrate two momentous mile stones in Grenfell this year. It is the 60th continuous year of the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts. It is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Lawson. What fabulous reasons to celebrate all things of The Arts in Grenfell. There are two new sections in this year’s photographic competition. We have been given permission to use the term “The Bald Henrys”. This section gives scope to the creation of posed portraiture that can range from the humorous to formal portraitures. We will also have a “Henry and Me” section. The focus of “Henry and Me” is to include Henry Lawson or his works in a photograph. Be creative; include our Henry some way, get the viewer thinking! As well there will be a General Open section.

We have been most fortunate in the venue for the Photographic Exhibition. We will exhibit the photographs in the Court House. What a wonderful place to display all the portraits and mug shots we are expecting in the 2017 Photographic Competition.

Our Photographic Competition is held in high standing. Photography is one of the four statuette categories. The 2017 overall Photographic winner will receive the Festival’s statuette by sculptor Michael Mandelc of Katoomba. The statuette is cast in bronze and depicts Henry Lawson’s “The Drover’s Wife”. There are also generous cash prizes in each category.


  1. “The Bald Henrys” - Category Adult or Student
  2. “Henry and Me” - Category Adult or Student
  3. General Open - Category Adult or Student

All entries are to be mounted on white backing cardboard and 12”x8” is the preferred print size.

To further assist entrants, the Photographic Committee will window mount all entries received that meet the entry conditions. Simply send your correct size prints and entry forms to the Committee.

For entry forms and more information, please visit the Henry Lawson Festival website www.henrylawsonfestival.com.au

Or contact the photography coordinator Angela Hunter photography@henrylawsonfestival.com.au.

We encourage all to create and enter their photographic vision to the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Photographic Competition.