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Monday, March 27, 2017
Liverpool archdiocese launches photography competition
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¬†As the City of Liverpool prepares to be Capital of Culture in 2008 the Archdiocese has launched Heart of the Community, a major initiative open to all photographers, amateur and professional, irrespective of denomination. Organised by the diocese's Club Management Services, the competition is aimed at describing, through photographs, both old and new, the buildings, events and people of over one hundred Archdiocesan parish centres throughout the region. Heart of the Community will bring together past, present and future and will look at people, key characters, events, social activities and cultural diversity within local communities. It will also create a rich pictorial archive documenting daily life and customs for many in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. As well as being an historical resource it will also provide valuable information as to how the Parish Centres can best serve local communities in the future. "This exciting competition will reflect the social traditions of our time" - said Ricky Davies of the Parish Centres Management Team, "many people will have the opportunity to look back and reminisce on past events and characters before taking a fresh look at our centres that have seen so much modernisation and improvement in recent years". The competition runs until 17 October 2003 and has first prizes of £1,000 (adult section; eighteen and over) and £250 (youth section; seventeen and under). Key cash contributions to the adult prize fund have been made by the drinks brand Smirnoff who said: "we are pleased to be associated with a competition that focuses on the importance of the parish centres to the local community'. Kodak Cameras have also demonstrated their support by supplying special Camera Gift Packs for the Youth prize section. Images can be entered into each of four main categories listed below. As well as receiving awards, all prize-winning images will also be used in promotional material such as posters and postcards and on the Archdiocesan website. A selection of images will also feature in a touring exhibition, which will travel across the region later in 2003. Image Categories - A Day in the Life of a Centre - how does the community use it? What types of activities go on there? Meetings, sporting events, light entertainment, or just acting as the social hub of the community. - The Outer Image - creative external shots of the parish centre - they could be traditional pictures or unusual images - how does your building appear to you? - Narrative & Archive Photographs - do you have an image that tells a story of either a key character in the centre's life or perhaps records an important event in its history? Many parish centres have been around for a while and have seen a lot of life and activity. Entries in this category must be accompanied with text describing the event or individual portrayed (not more than 100 words). - Building Bridges - Does your building act as a centre for events that builds bridges between people of different ages, abilities and cultural groups? Does it bring people from different backgrounds together? Send in your images of any type of event that shows how your parish centre is working to bring the community together. For further information contact: Ricky Davies (Parish Centres Management Team) Tel: 07973 838818 Richard Evans (Competition co-ordinator) Tel: 07801 351912 email Or visit
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