Shutterbugs set to get snapping in new photography competition for WA Seniors Card members

  • McGowan Government launches The Golden Lens photography competition for WA Seniors Card members
  • Competition aims to promote ageing well by celebrating the skills of older Western Australians
  • Selection of photos to be featured in the WA Seniors Card Discount Directory
  • The McGowan Government has today launched The Golden Lens photography competition for Western Australian Seniors Card members.

    The competition provides an opportunity for more than 400,000 WA Senior Card members to share photos they have taken which reflect the lives of seniors and seniors’ interests across WA.

    Importantly, the competition aims to promote ageing well by celebrating the skills of Western Australians through the art of photography and demonstrating people can create at any age.

      

    There are four categories to submit photos: ‘Active Ageing’, ‘Artistic Photography’, ‘Aussie Way of Life’ and ‘Meaningful Connections’.

    There will also be a People’s Choice category where public voting will be possible via the WA Seniors Card Facebook page.

    The photos may be featured in the WA Seniors Card 2022 – 2023 Discount Directory to be published later this year. 

    Key prizes have been generously donated by WA Seniors Card business partners, and all five winners will be invited to a lunch at Parliament House with Seniors and Ageing Minister Don Punch.

    The competition closes on April 4, 2022. Further information about entry requirements is available at https://www.seniorscard.wa.gov.au/goldenlens

    As stated by Seniors and Ageing Minister Don Punch:

    “The Golden Lens competition is a fantastic opportunity for our WA Seniors Card members to share the stories of their lives and interests through the power of image.

    “Our seniors lead diverse and interesting lives and love to share their stories so what better way is there to speak a thousand words than through a photograph.

    “There is a growing imperative for ‘whole of community’ commitment and action to ensure older people remain active and participate in their community, and this competition is a prime example of how the State Government demonstrates this very commitment and action.”

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