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Old Frame New Picture Photography Competition - open for entries, Greater Manchester Older People's Network


The Greater Manchester Older People's Network is delighted to launch the Old Frame New Picture photography competition, celebrating and promoting positive and realistic images of older people in Greater Manchester

The competition is working to challenge the negative and stereotyped ways that older people are represented in the media. Something that has become even more prevalent during the coronavirus pandemic. The Greater Manchester Older People’s Network invites all photographers - professionals and amateurs - to submit images which celebrate the diversity of older people’s lives and their contributions to society.

Photographers can take part in this competition by submitting a photograph of at least one person aged over 50, under one of six themes:

·        Activism

·        Supporting my community

·        Old and proud

·        Friends and family

·        Taking part

·        Self-portraits (including selfies)

Photographers should be 18years old or over to enter. If you are under the age of 18, then you must have parent or guardian permission.

A range of prizes are on offer including cash prizes, inclusion in an online exhibition, and the opportunity for winning images to be part of a digital billboard campaign across Greater Manchester.

The deadline for entries is Friday 13th November, 5pm.

More details about the competition and how to enter can be found via:

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