Photography takes youth back to nature

September 19, 2021 BY

Happy snapping: The competition is encouraging young people to connect to a natural location in the Ballarat region and capture it in a photo. Photo: FILE

HEADSPACE Ballarat’s youth Mental Wellbeing in Nature Photography Competition has returned for a second year.

Centre manager Janelle Johnson said aspiring photographers between 12 and 25 years old are encouraged to get mindfully snapping in their favourite happy places and natural spaces.

“This time we would like to focus on young people…submitting a photo that shows how they connect to nature, or the natural places around Ballarat that have a positive impact on their mental health,” she said.

“Even during lockdown and limits on how far you can travel from your home, it is important for young people to get out into their natural world.

“The 12 winning entries will be published in the 2022 Wellbeing in Nature calendar. There is also a $100 gift certificate for the best photo submitted.”

Photos need to be in landscape format, and can be sent to [email protected], along with the artist’s name, age, contact number and email, and the location of the image.

Entries close Friday, 29 October at 5pm. Following the 2020 competition, 12 best entries were selected for the 2021 calendar.

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