Photo comp for NAIDOC Week

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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 anna.smith@whit­

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