Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The 2010 Australia Post - Our Community Photo Bank Awards

This just came across my desk....
I love competitions... some are better than others and some are way more interesting...see what you think.

The 2010 Australia Post - Our Community Photo Bank Awards are now open for submissions.
The awards are designed to draw out the photos that will help show Australia the amazing breadth of community sector work that is being undertaken, while providing a pool of great shots for community groups to use in their own marketing efforts.

A total of $5000 is up for grabs:
$1000 for the photograph and $1500 for the nominating community group in two
categories: the most popular picture and the picture that best exemplifies the work of Australian community groups.

The competition was launched at the Communities in Control conference last month.
The photo thought to best exemplify the work of community groups last year was of an older member of the Beaconsfield CFA showing a young member of the Hillcrest Rangers Scout Group how to hold a fire hose.

Most Popular Picture went to the Australian Rett Syndrome Association for a photograph of a five-year-old girl who has Rett Syndrome.
You can submit your photos by uploading them at or posting them on a disc:
Photo Bank, Our Community, PO Box 354, North Melbourne, 3051. Don’t forget to include a caption, the photographer’s name, the name of the community group, and some contact details.

By entering the competition you are agreeing to allow people to share and use the photo under a creative commons licence. That means that people are free to use the photograph, providing they providing attribution and the publication is not for commercial use.
Entries are open until October 15
To find out more and see all of the photos submitted so far, go to