Grandparents Day – 2018 Photography Competition

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State Member for Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP, is encouraging grandparents and grandchildren of all ages to get involved in the NSW Grandparents Day Photography Competition.

The competition is open to all residents of NSW, young and old and celebrates older people and their contributions, while encouraging connections between generations.  While it doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner, an enthusiast or a professional photographer, entrants under the age of 18 will need permission from their parent or guardian to enter.

There are two categories:

  • Open: open to all community members (NSW residents).
  • School: specifically for school-aged entrants in NSW, from Kindergarten to Year 12.

All entries will judged by a panel who will select one winner from each category, who will be awarded a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet.

The theme for the 2018 competition is ‘intergenerational’ and all entries need to bring this theme to life in some way. This could be through the focus of your image, it could be the way you play with ‘older’ and ‘younger’ in the colour scheme, it could be the subject matter or part of your caption – feel free to get creative!

Judges love to see what the older people in your life and community mean to you, whether it’s a portrait of your superstar grandparent or an abstract image depicting your stereotype-defying neighbour.

Entries close 5.00pm AEST on Friday 14 September 2018.  For more information about how to enter, simply visit