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Friday, 4 June 2021 - 11:00am
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Golden Plains Shire Council has secured a $2,000 Victorian Government Youth Week grant to deliver the Youth Photography Competition.

Council’s Youth Photography Competition will provide a platform for local young people to learn new skills and showcase their creative talents to the broader community, with free workshops, a photography competition and an online photography exhibition during Victorian Youth Week, 26 June to 2 July.

All local young people aged 12 to 25 years are encouraged to sign up for a free online training session, presented by professional photographer Ferne Millen, providing participants with knowledge and techniques to enhance their photography skills. Workshops will be held from 4.30 to 5.30pm, Tuesday 8 June and 4.30 to 5.30pm, Thursday 10 June. To register, email [email protected] or call or text 0422 101 109.

Entries to the Youth Photography Competition open Friday 11 June and close Sunday 27 June. There are two categories: 12 to 18 years and 19 to 25 years. Prizes of vouchers to Cavalier Art Supplies in Geelong will be awarded to the first, second and third place-getters in each category. To enter the Youth Photography Competition, send photographs taken in Golden Plains Shire with a brief description by email to [email protected].

All entries will be showcased in an online exhibition during Youth Week, 26 June to Friday 2 July. Competition winners will be announced on Friday 2 July.

Mayor Cr Helena Kirby encouraged local young people to enter Council’s Youth Photography Competition.

“Golden Plains is home to many talented, artistic young people and Council is excited to see their creative work on display during Youth Week.

“Last year, Council’s Social Isolation Photography Competition inspired young people to put a creative lens on life during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, I encourage all young people get out, enjoy taking photographs and enter their images in Council’s Youth Photography Competition.

“Victorian Youth Week is a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate the significant contribution of young people in our communities and Council thanks the Victorian Government for supporting young people in Golden Plains Shire.”

Held from 26 June to 2 July, Victorian Youth Week celebrates the contributions, achievements and diverse experiences of Victorians aged between 12 and 25 years.

In 2021, the Victorian Government funded 97 Victorian Youth Week inclusive and accessible events and projects. The events have all been developed in partnership with young people, for young people, and to showcase young Victorians’ talents, dreams, and contributions to their local communities.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.