This year it is the 50th Anniversary of state government heritage legislation in Victoria. This is a milestone for the many important places and objects protected in the Victorian Heritage Register.

To celebrate this milestone, Open House Melbourne and the Heritage Council of Victoria presents Open FRAME: capturing 50 years of heritage. This photography competition is an opportunity for all Victorians to capture their favourite building or object on the Victorian Heritage Register and go in the running to win great prizes.

The judging panel will be John Gollings, Maddison Miller and Michael Cook.


Maximum of 5 photos per entrant. Photos must be taken in the last two (2) years. Entrants under 18 must have approval from a guardian. Read the full terms and conditions here.

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John Gollings

Maddison Miller

Michael Cook

John Gollings is a photographer, making his first photographs at age eleven. Later John studied Arts/Architecture at Melbourne University and RMIT. As his contemporaries in architecture developed their practices, so the amount of architectural photography increased. John is considered one of the most interesting of Australia’s architectural documenters.

Maddison Miller is a member of the Heritage Council and a Darug woman and Lecturer in Ecological Knowledge at the University of Melbourne. Maddi is an accomplished archaeologist, with experience in deep time and historical archaeology as well as heritage management. She is deeply interested in connecting many ways of knowing to care for Country.


Michael Cook is a landscape architect and senior heritage consultant at Lovell Chen. Also drawing on past professional experiences in urban design across a range of public projects, from major civil infrastructure and streetscape improvements to small plazas and garden features, Michael promotes of best practice outcomes for heritage places across Australia. .