Your camera is a powerful tool, but it might be even stronger than you thought.
Children with Cancer UK, the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against all childhood cancers, is calling on all of you talented photographers to help them with their important work.
What do you have to do? It couldn’t be easier.
Your image might depict a special moment in a child’s life, an image that illustrates the innocence of childhood or even snapshot from your own youth.
Photographers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to enter one of the competition’s two categories: Young Photographer, for children aged 16 years or under; or Adults, for any photographer aged 17 or older.
Judges will select 12 images to feature in Children with Cancer UK’s 2014 calendar, which will be sold to raise life-saving funds and help children with all forms of cancer.
What’s more, a first-prize winner from each category will be selected to attend a photo shoot with judge and celebrity photographer Nicky Johnston. The first prize winner will also take home a £50 Amazon voucher.
A second-prize winner will get the opportunity to attend a family photo shoot with fellow judge and owner of Little Bunny Photography, Anna Resner. This photographer will also claim a £25 Amazon voucher.
A third prize will consist of a £25 Amazon voucher.
To enter, go to the Children with Cancer UK website and complete their online form and be sure to include a short description of why it represents the competition’s theme of ‘childhood’.
The closing date for entries is Monday 2 September, 2013. Entry is free for children, with a suggested donation of £5 for adults.
“I came in from working with celebrities all day, printed them all out and laid them on the floor, thinking I will get this done before dinner. What I wasn’t expecting was firstly to be so shocked at how amazing these pictures were, and secondly how emotional I would become looking at them.
“I think we all carry on with our lives without thinking about what others are going through, and for me this was a real wake up call. I can’t wait to see all the fab entries for 2013.”
Along with Johnston and Resner, Digital Camera magazine editor Geoff Harris will also judge the 2013 entries.
Children with Cancer UK has raised more than £150 million since 1988 to help the fight against childhood cancer, and aims to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer.
Because it receives no funding from the government, the organisation relies entirely on voluntary donations to invest millions of pounds in the fight against childhood cancer.
Thanks to the support of thousands of people volunteering their time and money, the group can help event more children with cancer and save every young life that might otherwise be lost forever.