Celebrate Mooroolbark 2021

Food & Dining

As the first month of our Photo Competition draws to a close on this All Hallows’ Eve, it’s time to starting contemplating November’s theme.

Photographs of fresh pasta, plump, red tomatoes in a bowl, garlic cloves, pine nuts, rock salt, olive oil, cheese and fresh thyme leaves laid out on a table, ready to eat.
Photo by Nicole Squelch.

And what perfect timing it is to be thinking about FOOD AND DINING, with our cafes and restaurants reopening after months of lockdown. Let’s get out there and support them while having some fun with our next photo competition!

We know our local chefs are excited to be serving their creations to seated patrons again. So do their work the justice it deserves. Photograph their masterpiece (before you tuck in! đŸ˜‰) and enter our competition to win a $50 Croydon Camera House voucher.

  • Photos MUST be recent!
  • Photos should be taken in Mooroolbark or nearby areas.
  • November draw closes 5pm 30 Nov.
  • And yes, your Food & Dining photographs may also be of your homemade creations.

For competition T&Cs and to enter go to https://celebratemooroolbark.com/competitions/photo-comp/c

Celebrate Mooroolbark 2021

Photo Competition Launch!

We couldn’t wait! There are so many stories to tell right now, that we decided to launch the Celebrate Mooroolbark Photo Competition right away. Starting Wednesday 1st October 2020, we’ll be receiving entries for our first monthly photo competition, running until March 2021.

And thanks to Croydon Camera House, we have a $50 voucher to award to one winner for every month!

For details and how to enter, jump over to the Photo Comp page here.

And now, let’s get started!

October Theme: Pets & Wildlife in Action

Let’s see animals leaping, playing, flying, launching towards their prey, birds collecting materials for their nest, or your pet’s latest tricks you’ve taught them during iso. This month’s competition is about capturing a great shot of an animal in and around your home.

This competition is about capturing this moment in time, so entries must be taken between 1st and 31st October 2020.

For full details on how to enter and the T&Cs, hit the button below.

And don’t forget, one clever winner will receive a $50 voucher from Croydon Camera House!

Celebrate Mooroolbark 2021

Snapshot ’21

Image courtesy of Michael Leunig

For the upcoming festival we are reflecting upon this moment in time in Mooroolbark.

We don’t need to remind you what the world is going through right now. Every one of us is affected by the pandemic, with all the restrictions, emotions and changes that come with it. Coupled with the level crossing removal and construction of the Skyrail, new station and multi-level carpark, Mooroolbark will never be quite the same again.

This is why we have been inspired to capture life in this moment, and preserve our memories for future generations.

With a strong focus on the creative arts, we will be encouraging increased participation in our  community competitions and celebrating each and every diverse perspective. Through the use of various mediums, we will record and document what life is like for us right here and now. 

Our festival may look a little different this year, but be sure to stay tuned because there is still plenty of celebrating to be done!

Celebrate Mooroolbark 2020

2020 Festival Cancellation

Following the Government’s advice to cancel gatherings of over 500 people due to COVID-19 at 4pm today, we must sadly confirm the cancellation of Celebrate Mooroolbark 2020 – Red Earth Awakened, including the Friday night event, Red Earth UnEarthed.

While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our participants and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials and we will be fielding enquiries to the best of our capabilities over the coming days. 

The committee will be personally contacting all of our participants, suppliers and sponsors with advice specific to them and we appreciate your patience in this challenging time.