Photo competition encourages belonging
A Pilbara amateur photography competition designed to promote community involvement and good mental health is back for another year, with entries now open.
The Pilbara branch of ActBelong-Commit is running the PhotoVoice competition in Karratha and Onslow over August and September for a second year after its debut in 2016, which attracted 128 entries across both towns.
The competition asks people to take a photo in line with the ActBelong-Commit mentally healthy message and send it in with a short description of its meaning to the photographer, giving it a “voice”.
Act-Belong-Commit health promotion co-ordinator ShelleyAnne Heelan said PhotoVoice showed the wide variety of ways for people to connect with their communities and maintain good mental health. “PhotoVoice really aims to get people reflecting on the many positives of living in the Pilbara — things like our beautiful landscape, welcoming communities and opportunities to get involved,” she said.
PhotoVoice is open to people of all ages and abilities, with entries divided into 18-and-over or under-18 categories. For information visit actbelongcommit. org.au/competitions.