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Katy wants kids to take photos of the Centenary

By Barcham - 15 October 2013 0

The Chief Ministeris calling on kids to get involved in Snap 100 – A Kids Eye View, a project where kids show us how they seen this whole centenary thing through the magic of photogramancy.

I mean photography.

The winning photos in each gallery will be used by Canberra Glassworks as inspiration to create unique works which will then go to the winning schools.

“Canberra’s children always have an interesting and unique view on our city and this project is a special glimpse into how the next generation of Canberrans see the celebrations of our city’s first 100 years,” the Chief Minister said.

“Many of stories we have heard as part of the Canberra 100 celebrations have been focused on our city’s history and have been told by adults who have seen Canberra grow over the past 100 years but I am keen to see how Canberra’s children can tell their centenary year story without words and with their camera.

The photos could be of people or places in Canberra, people enjoying Centenary of Canberra events, or photos of artworks that children have created for a Centenary project in their school.

The judging panel will assess the photos based on how they represent Canberra during our Centenary year. The panel includes the Chief Minister, Karleen Minney from The Canberra Times, kayak cameraman Paul Jurak, Greg Nelson from the ABC and Ruth Oliphant from Canberra Glassworks.

Each school can nominate one entry in each of nine award categories, one in each age group from under-5 to 12 years old.

On Australia Day next year, the top ten finalists in each age award category will be announced and their photographs will be displayed online, on display boards at Canberra Glassworks and on a screen at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

The public will be able to vote for their favourite photos in a ‘People’s Choice’ category by registering a ‘like’ on an online site set up for the competition.

An ‘Artist’s Choice’ category will be set up for artists at the Canberra Glassworks and Canberra Museum and Gallery to nominate their favourites.

The Chief Minister will announce winners of all awards in March 2014.

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