Media Release

December 9, 2010

The winners of the 2010 Photo Bank Awards have been announced as Awesome Arts in Western Australia (winner: the photo that best exemplifies the work of the Australian community sector), and Ben Macmahon for the Tutti Ensemble in South Australia (winner - People's Choice Award).

Our Community Managing Director Denis Moriarty congratulated the winners, along with all the entrants.

"There were so many terrific entries, the final decision was extremely difficult, but we're sure everyone will agree that the overall winners are very worthy of the prize," he said.

The Photo Bank Awards are an initiative of Our Community and Australia Post. They are designed to showcase the great diversity amongst Australia's community groups.

A crucial by-product of the awards has been the development of an online Photo Bank, which now comprises thousands of high-quality photographs representing all aspects of the community sector. The photographs have been contributed by entrants to the Photo Bank competition, and are available for community organisations to use under a Creative Commons license in their annual reports, posters and other marketing activities.

The winners of this year's competition will receive a total of $2,500 in cash prizes - $1,000 for the photographer, and another $1,500 for the nominated community group.

This year the organisers also selected eight additional photos to be "highly commended". The community groups nominated by those who submitted those photos will receive a free book courtesy of Our Community.


  • AWESOME Arts for AWESOME Arts Australia Ltd (Winner: the photo that best exemplifies the work of the Australian community sector)
    AWESOME Arts Creative Challenge 'Feast' Program visits the Bright Young Things of Jarlmadangah Burru Aboriginal Community (south east of Derby WA). The young people had lots of fun making artworks out of food products.
  • Ben Macmahon for Tutti Ensemble (Winner: People's Choice Award)
    The Tutti Choir at the World Youth Day concert. The Tutti Ensemble is a recognized leader in community cultural development and disability culture in South Australia. Tutti offers opportunities to both disabled and non-disabled people of all ages to become involved in the visual, performing and digital arts through the Tutti Arts Program and to perform in a range of concerts and music-theatre events through its socially inclusive choral program.

Highly Commended

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