Get snapping for International Day of People with Disability

4 November, 2014Posted in: Community, Events

Keen photographers from across the Shire are being encouraged to enter Wingecarribee Shire Council’s International Day of People with Disability photography competition, with a chance to win some great cash prizes.

The competition is being held in conjunction with the Access Committee, and photographers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate.

Council’s Acting Ageing and Disability Officer, Eliza Hazlett, explained that entries should represent the theme ‘Everyone Belongs’.

“International Day of People with Disability provides a great opportunity to raise awareness of disability issues and how we can all contribute to a more inclusive local community,” Ms Hazlett said.

“This theme gives plenty of scope to illustrate acceptance of all people regardless of their level of ability.”

Winning entrants will demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of disability and the need for inclusion, support and acceptance in our community.

Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place getters in each of the three categories: primary school students, high school students and open.

Photographs may be colour or black and white, and can be taken using any sort of camera, including digital, film and mobile/tablet.

Entrants can submit up to three individual photos. The winners will be announced at the official opening at 3.30pm on Tuesday 2 December at the Moss Vale Civic Centre, after which the photographs will be displayed in the Foyer Gallery.

To enter the competition:

– Email your photograph to with the subject ‘Everyone Belongs’, or
– Hand deliver your image on disc, USB or in hard copy (up to A2 size) at the Customer Service counter in the Moss Vale Civic Centre.

Please ensure digital images are in JPG format and less than 2mb in size.

Entries close at 5pm on Friday 21 November 2014, so get snapping!

The photographic competition is one of a number of events that will be held to celebrate International Day of People with Disability, including an Ability Walk and sausage sizzle at Lake Alexandra hosted by Disability Services Australia on 3 December.

More information will be available on Council’s website in coming weeks.