Heritage Snap! 2023

Heritage Snap!

Heritage Snap! is an exciting competition open to children and young people aged 6 - 17 years. Entries are now closed.

The City of Launceston is pleased to announce the three winners of our Heritage Snap! competition for 2023: Amelie Tierney (aged 7), Darcy Moore (Aged 10), and Jasper Lee (age 14). The aim of the competition was to highlight Launceston's unique character as Australia's third oldest city, and what that means to our school age cohort. The entries certainly did not disappoint.

Amelie found the statue of Ronald Campbell Gunn in City Park inspiring as a budding Botanist themselves; Darcy was reminded of Thomas the Tank Engine in Launceston's train yards; whilst Jasper felt connection to Launceston's industrial past at Duck Reach. Thank you to all who entered the competition, for sharing your thought-provoking connections to our beautiful heritage city.

Age group: 6 - 9 years
Heritage Snap - Ronald Campbell Gunn.jpg
Photographer: Amelie Tierney
'I value the statue of Ronald Campbell Gunn in City Park because he was a botanist and I want to be a botanist too!'


Age group: 7 - 10 years
 Heritage Snap - Train

Photographer: Darcy Moore

'I value the old broken down Tomas the tank engine train because it reminds me of when I used to watch Tomas on TV.'

Age group: 14 - 17 years
Heritage Snap - Duck Reach

Photographer: Jasper Lee

'I admire the Duck Reach Power Station because of its long history dating back to 1895. I have many happy memories visiting the Power Station, including times with my friends playing on the rocks or learning interesting stuff about the facility. This place has played an important role in building our industrial past and for 60 years it provided nearly all of our city’s electricity needs. For how important this building was to our community, it is sad to now see it in its current condition.'

Divided into three age categories, entrants are encouraged to snap a photo of a heritage site in Launceston and share a description relating to this year's theme 'Places we value in our community'. One winner from each age category will go into the draw to win a $500 voucher!

Entries open: 9am Saturday 30th of September 2023 

Entries close: 5pm Sunday 15th of October 2023

Winners announced: Monday 30th of October 2023

What's it all about?

Heritage Snap! is an initiative of the City of Launceston designed to promote heritage places that we value in our community amongst young people. 

This year's theme

This year's theme is 'Places we value in our community'.

Launceston is a city steeped in history, nestled amidst breathtaking natural landscapes, and filled with vibrant neighbourhoods and cherished landmarks.


This competition invites budding young creatives of all skill levels to explore and share their unique perspectives on the places that hold a special significance in our community. Whether it's the iconic Cataract Gorge, the historic architecture of the CBD, the welcoming parks, or the hidden gems that make Launceston unique, we invite you to showcase the essence of what makes our community truly special through the lens of your camera.


Join us in capturing the heart and soul of Launceston's heritage sites and be part of this creative journey to showcase the treasures that bring us together as a community.


Entry details

All entries should include a photograph (high quality, digital upload) and a brief written description to compliment the image explaining why the place, building or object interests you and how it fits the theme 'Places we value in our community'.

The competition is split into three age group categories:

  • 6 - 9 years
  • 10 - 13 years
  • 14 - 17 years

One winner in each category will be selected by the panel.

Please ensure all entries include your name, age and contact details.

Entries open: 9am Saturday 30th of September 2023

Entries close: 5pm Sunday 15th of October 2023

This competition is open to all children living in Tasmania under the age of 18.

Entrants will need to gain consent from a parent or guardian to enter.

Key dates

Entries open 9 am Saturday 30th of September 2023 and close 5 pm Sunday 15th of October 2023.


Entries will be judged by a judging panel consisting of a member of Council, the City of Launceston Heritage Officer and a member of the Heritage Advisory Committee. Entries will be judged on how well the image and description address the theme "Places we value in our community".

The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.


A winner from each category will receive a certificate and a $500 voucher to JB HIFI. The three categories are:
  • 6 - 9 years
  • 10 - 13 years
  • 14 - 17 years

Announcement of winners

The announcement of awards in all categories will be made on Monday 30th October via social media and winners will be notified via email.

Winning images and competition entries will be on public display as a digital exhibition through Council's Facebook page and website and may also be included in gallery exhibition in the future. 

Heritage Snap Children's Photography Competition Attention all photographers aged 16 to 17, it's time to get your camera ready for this year's competition!