Kayla Moon 16 – Fae of the Day People’s choice
Facebook has turned young people into a generation of photographers. But making that next step from happy snap to perfect portrait isn’t as easy as it looks.
And if you want to a chance to win one of the many prizes on offer in Byron Youth Service’s fifth annual SNAP! photo competition, now is the time to hone your skills.
During the holidays Byron Youth Service (BYS) is offering young people the opportunity to learn how to take photographic portraits. The workshops on October 3, 4 and 5 are part of the Youth Enterprise program. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their skills and enter their images in the 2012 SNAP! Youth Photography Competition & Exhibition.
SNAP! is open to young photographers aged 12 to 24, who live, work or study in the northern rivers region. BYS is currently accepting entries into this free competition, which will culminate in a public exhibition upstairs at the Byron Community Centre on November 22.
This year’s SNAP! theme is ‘FACE IT’, portraits of people from the northern rivers. SNAP! will be offering over $2000 cash in eight categories including a Judge’s Choice Award of a $1000 and the People’s Choice Award winner will receive $200 in cash plus having their image turned into a public art mural donated by Byron Shire Council. Young people will also have the opportunity to sell their work through the exhibition.
SNAP! has prize sections donated by local businesses for winners and highly commended in three age groups: 12–16, 17–20, 21–24; in colour or black and white. Each entrant will be allowed to submit a maximum of three images. In addition, photos will be printed and mounted for the exhibition (at no cost to the entrant).
Young people who are interested in making an entry into the competition need to lodge their details with BYS by the November 9. Registration information can be accessed on www.bys.org.au.
To enrol for the workshops or to enquire about SNAP! call Stephanie on 6685 7777 ext 1 or email [email protected].