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By Dan Hutton and Nik Howe on October 25, 2016 in News

Photo: Nik Howe

Photo: Nik Howe

Fancy yourself as a bit of photographic phenomenon? Reckon your skills on the ‘gram (that’s short for Instagram, in case you were wondering) are enough to garner thousands of gawking followers, but you just haven’t been able to get your name out there thus far? Want to win some amazing prizes for little more than some thumb twiddling and your eye for detail?

For the second year running, WHTVR, a Bronte-based design and content studio, is putting out a search for budding local snappers and creative-inclined businesses to shoot and share their vision of Sydney for a chance at winning a prize pool valued at over $10,000. Yes, that’s right, 10 large. For Instagramming. And you don’t even have to leave your own suburb.

This year, The Beast has teamed up with WHTVR, and brought on board the good folk at QT Bondi and PHOTOKING in Randwick, to make the competition prize pool even more attractive.

The winner, to be revealed in the January edition of The Beast and on Instagram at the handles and @thebeastmag on December 11, will be rewarded with a plethora of great swag, including a $6,000 branding and website package by WHTVR, a four-night deluxe stay at QT Bondi, and a full page Q&A in this very magazine. The 10 finalists, nominated by a panel of people who know what they’re talking about when it comes to photography, will each receive a printed copy of their entry kindly donated by PHOTOKING (valued at $150 each) and have their photos included on a double page spread of images in the January edition of The Beast.

It couldn’t be easier to enter and win. Simply take a decent photo or video of Sydney (no boomerangs allowed), share it on Instagram, hashtag it with #mysydney, #whtvr and #thebeastmag, follow and @thebeastmag, and wait to see if you win. Or have another crack if you’re bored. There’s no limit to the amount times you can enter.

The #mysydney photo competition is an initiative by WHTVR to showcase Sydney through the eyes of locals who share our passion for this city. This is your chance to spruik the town you live in and win stuff for doing so. It could be your local eat street, surf break, ocean pool or architectural masterpiece. Hell, it could even be someone’s face – but not your own; that’s just vain. No selfies allowed.

Be inventive. Don’t just shoot Bondi Beach at sunrise or the Icebergs pool and expect to win. You might, but we’re really looking for innovation, imagination, and inspiring photos.

A select group of #mysydney by WHTVR ambassadors will also be sharing their visual stories on Instagram at and @thebeastmag, so join in and you could be the one taking home the loot.

The #mysydney by WHTVR photo competition opens on October 18 and closes at midnight on November 28, 2016. The 10 finalists will be notified between December 1 and 10, and the winner will be announced on December 11.

For full competition details, visit