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All About Ageing Photo Contest
This year, the Age Action Alliance celebrates its second anniversary. This network for partnership working and practical action between older people and organisations now has more than 470 members committed to improving older people’s lives.
To mark this special occasion, we are delighted to announce revised details of our first ever photography exhibition – All About Ageing. The Alliance wants to capture these and other positive images of older people’s contribution to society.
Attitudes to ageing remain a huge challenge for our ageing society as ageism remains one of the last non-taboo prejudices. 60% of older people in the UK agree that age discrimination exists in their daily lives and 76% believe the country fails to make the best of the talents and contribution older people have to make. It’s also about respect, dignity and fairness. Many of the images we see in the media depict older people as frail and vulnerable or at the other extreme undertaking some extreme sporting challenge.
The aim of this competition is to generate positive images of ageing which challenge stereotypes of older people and support the active involvement of older people and Alliance members in developing these. Planned to coincide with UN Older People’s Day, it is hoped that older people and others of all ages will use the competition as an opportunity to capture some really diverse images under the following categories:
Celebrating Age – Recognising older people’s contribution to society
Diverse Ageing – Improving attitudes to ageing across society
Mind the Gap – Skill sharing and knowledge transfer across age groups
Digital World – Encouraging digital learning and inclusion
Ageing Themes – Images linked to the Age Action Alliance themes
Contest Prize & TERMS
All winning entries will be included in an All About Ageing Photography Exhibition called “No Negatives” which will exhibit in towns and cities across the UK with the overall winner published in a national newspaper. The images will also go online and be made freely available to the media – to replace the many negative or stereotypical images that are currently recycled whenever stories about ageing are printed. ELIGIBILITY: UK Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: When you enter an image in our competition, you retain copyright over your image USAGE RIGHTS: All photographs submitted may be used by the Age Action Alliance for its website and for members wishing to promote positive images and attitudes to ageing. Members may apply for a high resolution version to be shared, on request, to promote partnership working, practical action and positive attitudes to ageing. Photographs selected for awards and publication will be at the sole discretion of the Age Action Alliance judging panel and Secretariat.
By submitting a photograph you agree to:
a) give us permission to publish it on our website (www.ageactionalliance.org), in our publications and for use by members to promote improved attitudes to ageing.
b) grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to republish it in any format including without limitation in print and electronic formats.
c) use your name and town or city of residence (and age if you are under 16) for the purpose of identifying you as the author of your photograph.
We may cut, edit, crop or arrange your photograph(s) or graphic as we think fit to appear in print and on the Age Action Alliance web site and we may remove your photograph(s) or graphics at any time. Your name will be published alongside your photograph(s) or graphic, but we may edit or delete any comments which you submit along with your photograph(s) or graphic.
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