Forrest Centre | Shine A Light photography competition

The Wagga Wagga Marketplace is proudly supporting the Forrest Centre’s Shine A Light photography competition for a second year!

It’s time to shine a light on older people and ageing.

For too long, older people have felt invisible, overlooked and underestimated. It’s time we collectively take a long hard look at ageing and celebrate all that “old” means.

The Shine a Light photography competition invites you to place ‘oldies’ front and centre and remember what’s great about ageing. Go on. Shine a Light on the older people in your life.

STEP 1: Get snapping!

Take a photo of the older people in your life. And if you are an older person, we want to see what you see. Show life as you see it.

Capture the challenges. Capture the fun. Show the beauty. Celebrate life and getting older through your photos.

Your point of view could earn you, your “oldie” and your image time in the spotlight as part of our public exhibition or a share of some great prizes up for grabs:

  • Under 18s – $500
  • Over 70s (only for photographers aged 70+) – $500
  • Professional photographers – $500
  • Open category – $500
  • The Forrest Centre staff – $500
  • People’s Choice – $1000

STEP 2: Go on, submit it

Once you have your images ready, take a look at the fine print (the terms and conditions) and then enter your photo(s) in the category that best fits your work. You can enter the same photo in every category you’re eligible for. Images must be high resolution (larger than 2MB preferred).

Entries close at 11:59pm AEDST on 27 October 2023 – Submit your entries here!

STEP 3: We’ll get judging

Our judging panel selects the winners and shortlist for the People’s Choice Award and public exhibition.

The panel is made up of community members who have experience in photography and/or with older people.

STEP 4: You get judging

The shortlisted winners will have their works exhibited on this website and in the Wagga Wagga Marketplace.

You, and the rest of the public, then have the chance to vote for your favourite image. The image receiving the most votes by 5 December 2023 will take out the People’s Choice prize. All winners will be notified by 7 December 2023.