Photo Finish photo competition
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Laughter is the Best Medicine by Catherine Loi
Play with my food by Claire Nayda
Standing Straight by Cat Lien Bui, under 18s category
Detail from Stella, by Max Selby
Detail from Vivid by Anvesha Bushan, uner 18s category
Detail from World of Reflection by James Chea

The votes are in for Photo Finish 2021!


In its inaugural year, the Photo Finish Digital Photography competition invited all patients, volunteers, visitors, and staff from across Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) and auxiliary services to submit uplifting and cheerful photographs taken on a smartphone.

Entries were submitted in three categories: Nature, People and Places, and Around the House – with age categories for children and young people 18 years and under.

Our judges said selecting five finalists in each category, let alone the winners, was extremely hard.

"The judges and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the outstanding quality of entries submitted by our wonderful community,"  said Cathryn Cox PSN, Chief Executive, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.

"While we wish we had enough exhibition space to show all the entries, our finalists were chosen for their ability to capture atmosphere and a sense of story or place. Thank you to everyone who shared a photo with us."

An exhibition, now on display in the Galleria, features the People's Choice winners plus all the finalists selected by our panel of judges: Cathryn Cox PSM - Chief Executive and Sayeed Zia - Director of Finance and Corporate Services from the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, and Leisa Rathborne, Executive Director Northern Region, Health Infrastructure.

You can also see the images in our online gallery here: https://www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/news/articles/2021/12/photo-finish-winners-and-finalists-announced