2017 Rockingham PhotoVoice competition open to entrants

2017 Rockingham PhotoVoice competition open to entrants
2017 Rockingham PhotoVoice competition open to entrants

THE Rockingham PhotoVoice competition is open to entrants, with this year featuring photography tips for all budding snappers.

The City will hold free community workshops to help entrants learn more about the competition theme and how to improve their photography skills.

The workshops will be presented by local professional photographer Kingsley Klau.

In its ninth year, PhotoVoice encourages amateur photographers to take a photo and add a caption about all the different ways people can look after their mental health.

About 400 photographs are submitted each year featuring locals acting, belonging and committing in their everyday lives.

Photos can be entered under modified or non-modified styles and there are categories for people of all ages, from children to adults.

Photos need to illustrate an aspect of the ABC theme:

– Act – keep mentally, physically, socially and spiritually active.
– Belong – maintain and create new social connections, become involved in local groups, attend community events.
– Commit – take up a cause, volunteer, commit to something that brings meaning and purpose to your life.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said it was always great to see the photographic talents of entrants displaying lots of different ways they look after their mental health.

“Each individual has a different take on the theme, and many of the photos are uplifting and thoughtfully done,” he said.

Entries can be submitted online on the City’s website until Monday, August 28.

Prizes include $500 cash for first place, with three additional prize categories.

Selected photos will be displayed in a three-week exhibition at the Gary Holland Community Centre from September 20 to October 12.

The free community workshops will be held at the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre at Settlers Avenue, Baldivis.

To register for the workshops call 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

To enter PhotoVoice, visit www.rockingham.wa.gov.au and click on the PhotoVoice banner.

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