Anneke Jasinski from UWS Penrith has won this year’s Sanpellegrino Caf Society Photography Competition with her photo of Maggio’s Caf in Sydney’s Cammeray.
The competition, celebrating 16 years in Melbourne, five in Sydney and four in Brisbane, challenges university students from The University of Western Sydney and The University of NSW College of Fine Arts with the task of capturing the essence of Australia’s caf culture.
The brief for this year’s competition was: “Caf society is undoubtedly influenced by fashion and design, impacting both the look and feel of a caf and the people that frequent it. Capture this unique style as it is reflected in your caf.”
The judging panel comprised photographers Belinda Rolland and Richard Dobson, as well as Gourmet Traveller’s art director, Anna Vu, and Sanpellegrino Asia Pacific director, Brett Hibbs.
The winners were announced on 19 October at a one night only exhibition at Bar 100 in The Rocks. They include:
- 1st prize: Anneke Jasinski – Maggio’s Caf 459 Miller Street, Cammery (prize is $1,500 cash plus a gift box of Sanpellegrino products)
- 2nd prize: Athena Zu – Apache Salute 110B Boundary Street, Paddington (prize is $500 cash plus a gift box of Sanpellegrino products
- 3rd prize: Armaine Rioflorido – Taste Baguette and Bar Darling Quarter, 1-28 Harbour Street, Sydney (prize is $250 cash plus a gift box of Sanpellegrino products)
“I found it interesting to be able to get an overall snapshot of Sydney’s current caf scene just by looking at all of the student’s entries. Caf culture has changed so much over the years and this is reflected in the vast difference between the three winners,” Vu said.
All national student entries can be seen on the Sanpellegrino website and at various events including Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney.
1st prize: Anneke Jasinski – Maggio’s Caf 459 Miller Street, Cammery
2nd prize: Athena Zu – Apache Salute 110B Boundary Street, Paddington
3rd prize: Armaine Rioflorido – Taste Baguette and Bar Darling Quarter, 1-28 Harbour Street, Sydney