Get snap­ping for NALAG

Dubbo Photo News - - News - By YVETTE AUBUSSON-FO­LEY

Age: 2 Favourite song? Favourite colour? Favourite game? Who is your best friend? What makes you laugh?

house

What makes you sad? What are you afraid of?

scary

What are you re­ally good at?

down the slide

Twin­kle Lit­tle Star Blue

A ball

What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch?

Corns, car­rots, bis­cuits. I like bis­cuits – choco­late ones!

What is your favourite fruit? Or­ange What do you want to be when you grow up?

fighter – a po­lice of­fi­cer

How old is grown up?

El­lie

El­lie – El­lie comes to my

The toys

Pur­ple – my toys aren’t

Big!

Play­ing toys, go­ing

A grief. Events like this break down those bar­ri­ers,” Mrs Noo­nan said.

“There’s not many pho­tos you look at that you don’t re­late to in some way, even if you didn’t take them. Then there are pho­tos that re­ally sur­prise you and you think, ‘What is that about?’

“What’s in­ter­est­ing for me is hear­ing what the sto­ries are that con­nect with the pho­tos,” Mrs Noo­nan told Dubbo Photo News.

The event has grown to at­tract al­most 200 par­tic­i­pants on the day.

“Get here early and get hap­pen­ing. It’s go­ing to be a won­der­ful event to be part of,” she said. Com­peti­tors re­ceive a pack of in­struc­tions at reg­is­tra­tion on the day. You must pro­vide your own pho­to­graphic de­vice.

All en­tries will be ex­hib­ited and judged at the Western Plains Cul­tural Cen­tre from 6pm. For the first time, a “Peo­ple’s Choice” award is be­ing in­cluded, and the gen­eral pub­lic are wel­come a to view the ex­hi­bi­tion and vote.

All photo en­tries will be judged, and prizes awarded

TURN­ING three mys­tery words into pho­to­graphs is ex­pected to en­tice dozens of com­mu­nity mem­bers, young and old, to once again join the an­nual NALAG Photo Trea­sure Hunt.

The mys­tery will be re­vealed on Satur­day morn­ing, Novem­ber 9, when com­peti­tors ar­rive at NALAG’S head of­fice to dis­cover the three se­cret words to use as prompts for de­pict­ing in cre­ative ways in their pic­tures.

“The thing with tak­ing a photo is it pro­vides an in­cred­i­ble out­let for peo­ple to ex­press them­selves. The words are re­vealed on the day when peo­ple reg­is­ter to com­pete. The three words re­ally cause us to re­flect on loss, grief, sup­port, care, re­silience. They’re re­ally strong words,” NALAG clin­i­cal man­ager Ker­rie Noo­nan said. ` There’s “There’s still stigma and

still stigma bar­ri­ers to get­ting sup­port

and bar­ri­ers for loss and grief. An event like this pro­vides a plat­form to get­ting to have con­ver­sa­tions sup­port for about loss and grief, and loss and that’s what com­mu­ni­ties grief. are of­ten hun­gry for and re­ally look­ing for – ways – Ker­rie Noo­nan to talk about their loss and

Get snap­ping:

for first, sec­ond and third place in ju­nior and se­nior cat­e­gories.

The NALAG Photo Trea­sure Hunt is an all-age event.

Win­ning en­tries will also be pub­lished in a fu­ture edi­tion of

PHOTO: DUBBO PHOTO NEWS

Gerry O’leary, Kate Ar­mour and Shel­ley Ca

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