Calling all young photographers

A group of local young people are holding a creative photographic exhibition called Youth in the Spotlight to showcase amazing young people who contribute to the Greater Bendigo community during Victorian Youth Week from April 5 to 14, 2019.

Greater Bendigo Youth Councillor Billie Taylor said YO Bendigo is calling for young people aged 12-24 to nominate themselves or a friend to be recognised for their commitment to others in the community.

“It can be something as small as helping a neighbour, volunteering or simply being a caring and compassionate person,” Billie said.

The Youth in the Spotlight exhibition will be launched at the Rock & Raw FReeZA event from 3pm to 7pm on Saturday April 6, in the carpark between Headspace and Jools for Jim at 78 Pall Mall. Exhibition entries will then go on display at the Bendigo Library and Hargreaves Street Mall (former Diva shop) for the duration of Victorian Youth Week.

City of Greater Bendigo Community Partnerships Manager Steven Abbott said the City’s Youth Strategy aims to create opportunities that promote young people as valuable citizens who make a positive contribution to the community.

“We are very grateful to the Victorian Government for providing funding for the Youth in the Spotlight exhibition which has allowed us to celebrate young people and recognise their important contributions to the community,” Mr Abbott said.

“If you or someone you know contributes to and does amazing things for our community please share yours or their photo and story with us so we can put it in the spotlight.”

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