Photo comp for NAIDOC Week
WHITSUNDAY Regional Council is holding a youth photographic competition in celebration of the upcoming National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week from July 7-14.
Whitsunday mayor Jennifer Whitney said the photo competition was a great opportunity for young people to showcase the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
“Council is pleased to initiate an activity that fosters the talents of our local youth and we look forward to seeing some great photographs submitted,” she said
Cr Whitney said NAIDOC Week was celebrated not only in indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.
“And we are proud to be part of it,” she said.
Youth aged 10-18 are encouraged to ‘get snapping’ and enter photos that represent either one or both of two themes.
The first theme is reflecting indigenous culture in the Whitsundays. For this, participants are encouraged to think people, places, bush tucker, nature and the environment.
The second theme is ‘We Value the Vision Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963’, which is the official NAIDOC week theme.
First prize is a Fujifilm SLR camera and bag.
Competition details and entry forms can be downloaded from Council’s Facebook page or collected from the Cannonvale or Proserpine libraries. Entries close on Monday, July 15.
For more information contact council’s youth services officer Anna Smith on 4945 0216 or email@example.com.