PhotoVoice Competition starts in Rockingham tomorrow

There will be 100 entries on display at the 10th annual Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Competition exhibition at the Gary Holland Community Centre. Picture: City of Rockingham.
There will be 100 entries on display at the 10th annual Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Competition exhibition at the Gary Holland Community Centre. Picture: City of Rockingham.

THE skills of amateur photographers in the City of Rockingham will be on display from tomorrow for the Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Competition exhibition.

More than 450 entries were received for this year’s competition, with 100 set to go on display during the exhibition.

A six person panel will judge the photos on their composition and their communication of the Act-Belong-Commit message within this year’s Aboriginal theme of ‘standing strong together.’

Selected entries will then have the chance to win cash prizes in their respective categories at an awards ceremony on October 10.

During the exhibition visitors will also be able to vote for their favourite photograph in the Public Choice Award category.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged the community to visit the exhibition over the next three weeks.

“We are fortunate to have a large number of talented amateur photographers in the City and their best work will be on display,” he said.

“Each entrant’s work is unique and depicts some of the interesting ways people look after their mental health.

“Entry to the exhibition is free so I encourage all residents to head down and check out the wide range of fantastic photographs that will be on display.”

The event is sponsored by Healthway and the Act-Belong-Commit campaign.

The Act-Belong-Commit campaign encourages community participation to increase peoples’ sense of belonging, physical activity and enhance purpose in life. This contributes positively to happiness and good mental health; creating a strong community.

WHAT: Act-Belong-Committ PhotoVoice Competition

WHERE: Gary Holland Community Centre, Kent Street

WHEN: September 18 to October 10. Opening times are 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday and from 9am to 4pm on weekends