Are YOU the next Love Lanes Legend?

Congratulations to our 2024 winners!

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These are the 2024 winners from each category.


Short Story

Old Man River by John Elder


Survivor by Aleks Pinter Photo


Goddess Girl (Love Lanes Edit) by Aaron Trew

Short Film

Best of Wyong by Ryan Kemp
Be Yourself by Troy Durrant

  • Best Song / Best Song Junior*
  • Best Photograph / Best Photograph Junior*
  • Best Short Film / Best Short Film Junior*
  • Best Short Story / Best Short Story Junior*

* Junior - under 18s


“The Best of Wyong”


Residents of the Central Coast local government area


October 14, 2024 – February 3, 2025

Winners announced February 8, 2025.


$250 shopping spree ($150 for Juniors) in local Wyong businesses through gift cards and vouchers.


Panel will choose three finalists in each category, based on originality and expression of the theme “The Best of Wyong”. Love Lanes Festival patrons will vote for their favourite finalist.

Read the full Terms and Conditions here.


Category Criteria

Short Story
  • No more than 1000 words in length
  • Submit in PDF file format
  • No more than 150MB in file size
  • Submit in JPEG file format
  • No more than 2.5 minutes in length (150 seconds)
  • Submit via YouTube URL
  • Submit lyrics in PDF file format
Short Film
  • No more than 2.5 minutes in length (150 seconds)
  • Submit via YouTube URL

Love Lanes Legends Terms & Conditions

The Love Lanes Legends Competition is open to residents of the Central Coast local government area. The competition runs from December 25, 2023–February 10, 2024.

The three finalist entries in each category will be contacted on Wednesday February 7, 2024 and the winner in each category will be announced on February 10, 2024 from the Wyong Community Stage at Town Park around 6.00pm.

All winners will then receive confirmation text messages and emails. Prizes will be picked up on the day or delivered within 7 days if the winner is not present at Love Lanes Festival.

Confirmation of winners will be posted on Wyong Anglican Church’s Love Lanes Legends page and shared by Wyong Council.

2024 Winners will be invited to perform or show their works at the 2025 Love Lanes Festival and opportunity given to award the 2025 winners with their trophies from one Legend to the next.


Prizes will be awarded for the winners in the following sections of the competition:

  • Best Song, Junior
  • Best Song (18 years old +)
  • Best Photograph, Junior
  • Best Photograph (18 years +)
  • Best Short Film, Junior
  • Best Short Film (18 years +)
  • Best Short Story, Junior
  • Best Short Story (18 years +).

In each adult section, the winning entry will receive a $250 shopping spree in local Wyong businesses through gift cards and vouchers. Each winning entry in the Junior section will receive a $150 shopping spree.

  • This competition is open to all Central Coast local government area.
  • Entries can be created by more than one person. In such a case, any prize(s) awarded will be shared equally between the creators.
  • The content for the entries must be original.
  • Creations must express the theme of the 2024 competition: “The Best of Wyong", but do not have to incorporate these exact words.
  • Entries can be created by individuals or groups. In the latter case, any prize awarded will be shared equally between the teams. The section the creation is entered (adult/junior) into will be that of the oldest contributor.
  • Songs and Short Films may not be more than 2 minutes long.
  • Stories may not be more than 1000 words long.
  • While the quality of the recording will not be a part of the judging criteria, nor the vocal ability, recordings must be clearly audible to the judges.
  • The judges may reject any entry that they consider to contain inappropriate language or sentiments. This competition holds a G rating, reflecting the family nature of the Love Lanes Festival.
  • Enter using the online entry form on our website: https://wyonganglican.org/love-lanes-legends
  • When entering a Song, you will be asked to provide the URL of your original YouTube video (no more than 2.5 minutes or 150 seconds long) and a PDF of the lyrics. Name the lyrics file yourname.pdf (e.g. RobertLalas.pdf)
  • When entering a Short Film, you will be asked to provide the URL of your original YouTube video. Name the file yourname.pdf (e.g. RobertLalas.pdf)
  • When entering a Short Story, you will be asked to attach a PDF of the story, no more than 1000 words in length.
  • When entering a Photo, you will be asked to attach one .JPG file of no more than 150 MB in size.
  • To enter the Competition, entrants must follow the directions on the entry form.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • All entries must be received no later than Monday February 5, 2024, or such later date as the judges may determine, to be eligible for judging in the Competition.
  • Entries need to be recorded and submitted. They do not need to be performed live.

The panel of judges will consist of local industry professionals, Wyong Council and host representatives. Together they will judge the Competition to narrow down the top three finalists in each category.

At the Love Lanes Festival, patrons of the festival will vote for their favourite entries from the selected top three in each category. Boxes and voting tokens will be displayed in the Town Park, corner of Alison Road and Rankens Court, Wyong on the day of the festival.

The judges’ decisions on all matters in connection with the Competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

When judging the entries, the judges will be considering the following:

  • Originality
  • Expression of the theme of the competition: “The Best of Wyong”.

By entering this Competition, entrants:

  • give permission for their works to be shared on Facebook and Instagram
  • acknowledge that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook/Instagram
  • retain copyright and other intellectual property rights in any song entered by them in the Competition. However, as a condition of entry in the Competition, the owner of such works grants a perpetual licence to Love Lanes, Wyong Council and Wyong Anglican Church which entitles them to use or reproduce the works in promoting the Love Lanes Festival. Promotion of the Love Lanes Legends Competition will be extensive and include but not be limited to: social media platforms, print, radio and display of the works at the Love Lanes Festival.

Wyong Council, Wyong Anglican Church, Love Lanes Festival, Facebook and Instagram assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, illegible, incomplete, postage due or misdirected entries, or for any problems or technical malfunction or any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software failure or any entry to be received or transmitted, congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from using or downloading any material in the contest. By entering this Competition, entrants agree that Wyong Anglican Church and its members, directors, and other groups supporting the Competition, are not liable for any loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person in connection with this Competition or related activities, including but not limited to the use or misuse of a prize or any portion of a prize including personal injury or property damage. Wyong Anglican Church reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Competition or any part of it should external circumstances arise which are beyond the reasonable control of Wyong Anglican Church. Wyong Anglican Church is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Competition. This Competition will run in accordance with these Competition Rules, subject to amendment by Wyong Anglican Church.

The competition Organiser may reject entries that it considers inappropriate for any reason.

Social media posts will be monitored and comments deleted where needed.

By entering this Competition you acknowledge that Wyong Anglican Church and Love Lanes Festival partners are not responsible for comments made by other people.


Wyong Anglican Church is committed to a strict privacy policy. It will not share any personal data about entrants with any other party, without the consent of the parent, program manager or guardian. Wyong Anglican Church collects personal information for the purposes of registration, program evaluation and to keep you informed about the contest. Names only will be displayed with the entry at the Love Lanes Festival. We will not spam or put you on our mailing list. Your details will be used strictly in relation to the Love Lanes Festival and Love Lanes Legends Competition.