|Community Photo Bank Taking Colac Otway Shire to the World|
|Colac Otway Shire is encouraging budding photographers to help paint a picture of our local community by submitting a photograph as part of a new national awards program. |
The Our Community Photo Bank Awards program gives local photographers a chance to showcase their talents, and give their community group a financial boost, with a $2,500 prize up for grabs statewide.
The Mayor, Cr Chris Smith, said the awards were a great opportunity to showcase our community to the rest of the world.
“I’d like to see every community group in town get ‘snapping’ and show Australia all the great work they do and the variety of people that make up our community,” Cr Smith said.
Photographs will be stored and displayed on the Our Community Photo Bank website and made available for others to use.
“Local community groups can download photos from the online Photo Bank to use in their brochures, reports or other materials – so it will be a great resource,” Cr Smith said.
Prizes will be awarded for the most popular photo, and the photo that most exemplifies the work of the Australian community, with the photographer in each category winning $1,000, as well as $1,500 for their nominated community group.
The competition closes on October 22, but the Photo Bank will remain as a permanent resource for community groups around the country, and a showcase for the communities that contribute their images.
To enter and find out more about the Photo Bank awards or see some of the pictures already on display, go to www.ourcommunity.com.au/photobank.
The Photo Bank and awards are an initiative of Australia Post and Our Community, a national social enterprise that provides resources, training, advice and tools for Australia’s community groups.
September 17, 2008