Age-friendly photographic competition

ACT Minister for Ageing Mick Gentleman has urged amateur photographers to enter the 2015 Life’s Reflections Photographic Competition.


“Life’s Reflections is all about showcasing the positive side of the ageing process in life’s journey and debunking all the myths that older people don’t have fun or adventure or a challenge in their lives.


"We want entrants to capture images that convey the celebration of life in all its forms and we are especially interested in gaining images that show our seniors enjoying the many facilities and features of Canberra, particularly those that illustrate the age-friendliness of our great city,” Minister Gentleman said.


Life’s Reflections has four categories - primary students, secondary students, an open category (18-54 years), and a seniors category (55 years and over). Each entrant can submit up to four photographic images in the competition but the images must feature a person who is aged 55 years or older.


Entries in the 2015 Competition are now open and will close on Friday 8 May 2015, with the Prizes and Awards Ceremony for finalists to be conducted on Thursday 21 May 2015 and a photographic exhibition scheduled to take place in mid-June 2015.


“The vast majority of older people are living healthy, active and rewarding lives and many are still working in paid employment or making fantastic contributions to our community as volunteers or through valuable and rewarding work as carers to their families.


“We want people to get out there and capture this on camera,” Minister Gentleman concluded.


Entry Forms and further information for ACT residents can be found at or contact 6205 3113 during normal business hours.


29 March 2015.