The State of the Future Youth Photo Competition invites Victorian young people aged 18 to 30 to enter a photo of themselves in their local Victorian community with an accompanying caption about their hopes for the future.

State of the Future Youth Photo Competition

Up to eight winners will be chosen, one from each of the eight Legislative Council regions of Victoria (subject to entries received). Winning entries will be selected based on their interpretation of the theme as well as their originality and creativity.

How to enter

Submit your entry through the online entry form from Tuesday, 12 March 2024. Entries close 5pm, Tuesday 2 April 2024.

Prizes for you

A prize of $400 will be awarded to each winning entry, with the work exhibited online, on social media and at Parliament of Victoria.


The State of the Future Youth Photo Competition takes place during PHOTO 2024: The Future Is Shaped by Those Who Can See It.

We encourage entrants to take inspiration from the Today/Tomorrow exhibition at Parliament House, which celebrates the energy, curiosity and dreams that shape the lives of 18–30 year olds.

The rules

  • The competition is open to Victorians aged 18 to 30 who are eligible to vote in Victorian state elections.
  • Photographs must not contain any copyrighted or offensive material, and must be the entrant’s own work.
  • No AI generated images will be accepted.
  • Accompanying caption must not exceed 100 words.
  • Entries must be submitted via the online form.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • Entries are due by 5pm, Tuesday 2 April 2024.
  • Late entries will not be considered.
  • Full terms and conditions are provided on the entry page.


The judges will look for entries that demonstrate: 

  • A clearly articulated message
  • Interesting insights, ideas and/or perspectives
  • A clear understanding of why this issue or idea is important


Finalists will be announced via the Victorian Parliament’s website and social media. All finalists’ entries will be exhibited on the Parliament of Victoria’s website and social media, and by submitting an entry, entrants give permission for this to occur.


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  • Only collecting information that we need for a specific primary purpose
  • Ensuring that the person knows why we collect it and how we will handle it
  • Using and disclosing it only for the primary or directly related purpose, or for another purpose with the person's consent
  • Storing it securely, protecting it from unauthorised access and retaining it for the period authorised by the Public Records Act 1973
  • Providing individuals with access to their own information and the right to seek its correction.


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