Budding photographers sought for competition

April 9, 2013 by  

Young residents of Hume City have the chance to show off their photographic skills in a new competition.

Hume City Council is running the contest for young snappers aged between 12 and 18-years-old who either go to school or live in the area, including those from Broadmeadows.

The focus is on digital photography and entries should show how the photographer sees the world. The photos can be of any subject, including family and friends or everyday activities.

The competition’s entrants will be divided into two age groups: 12 to 14 and 15 to 18-year-olds. The winner in each category will receive a new digital SLR camera and the runner up will win a JB Hi-fi voucher. Another voucher will also be given to an entrant picked at random.

All entries shortlisted in the top ten will be displayed as part of a travelling exhibition which will be on show in local libraries. Photographers who are particularly proud of a photo might like to use the help of a printing company to create a high quality print; this can then be framed or used as a postcard to send to friends and relatives.

Each entrant may put up to three photographs forward for consideration. They must be submitted in digital format along with the entry form and children under 18 must have their parent or guardian's permission to enter. The entry form and more information can be found on the Hume Libraries website. Entries close at 5pm on Sunday April 21st.