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Café Society Competition 2012: Sydney Winners Announced

Café Society Competition 2012: Sydney Winners Announced
17 October, 2012

Café Society Competition 2012: Sydney Winners Announced

Three girls on the podium of Sydney award of Sanpellegrino competition that captures the Australian café society lifestyle. Stay tuned for Brisbane Awards

Congratulations to Cassandra Peryma on winning the Sydney award of Sanpellegrino Café Society Photography Competition together with the city's café Artisan Focacceria and this picture:

Sanpellegrino Café Society 2012 | Sydney, Cassandra Peryma

Now in its 13th edition, the competition involves selected cafes throughout Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane: these Australian cafés were asked to collaborate with a final year photography student from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), The University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts, and Griffith University Queensland College of Art to create an image that captures the café society lifestyle in their allocated café.

On the Sydney 'podium' we also found Alana Dimou (with Café Shenkin café), at 2nd place, and Marylin Li (Bluestone Café) at 3rd place, with the images you find below:


Sanpellegrino Café Society 2012 | Sydney #2, Alana Dimou

Sanpellegrino Café Society 2012 | Sydney #3, Marilyn Li

After Melbourne winners, now joned by Sydney winners, we have yet to see who will win the competition in Brisbane. The competition's main objective is to capture the spirit of café society - a combination of style, culture and conviviality, which found its perfect context along with the ritual of coffee - while staying faithful to the specific theme, which changes every year. What the jury is looking for is an appealing idea, an original subject and technical skill. And of course, a good dose of creativity. All of this combined is worthy of a special prize: this year the winning image will be published in newspaper the day after the events, and winning students will be awarded with cash prizes, a framed certificate and the framed image.

In Melbourne the brief was: "Café society is the lifestyle that lives in the city's cultural café institutions. Each café has its own unique characteristics that draw people to it. Capture a depiction of this lifestyle in your café". In Sydney and Brisbane, the focus was more on the fashion side of café society: "Today fashion photography is not just about displaying fashion items, it has a story or a mood behind the picture. Just like the city's café institutions, where the "fashionable" people like to go to express their style. Capture this in your photo". 


Curious to find out all the other winners? You just have to stay tuned and wait until 29th October, when the award ceremonies will take place in Brisbane.

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Café Society Competition 2012: Sydney Winners Announced

17 October, 2012
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