Photography competition opens to WA seniors

The Golden Lens competition provides an opportunity for more than 400,000 WA Senior Card members to share photos which reflect the lives of seniors and seniors' interests across WA. Photo: Shutterstock
The Golden Lens competition provides an opportunity for more than 400,000 WA Senior Card members to share photos which reflect the lives of seniors and seniors' interests across WA. Photo: Shutterstock

Western Australian Seniors Card holders with a passion for photography are being invited to take part in the 2022 Golden Lens photography competition.

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

Seniors and Ageing Minister Don Punch said the competition aimed to promote ageing well through the art of photography, and to demonstrate that people can create at any age.

"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," he said.

"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."

Entrants can submit photos under four categories - '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 in 2022.

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

The competition closes on April 4, 2022.

Further information about entry requirements can be found at www.seniorscard.wa.gov.au/goldenlens