rockley-garden-circa 1962 Once again the week’s countdown to to the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW is here with only 8 WEEKS to go! That works out to about 48 days. From here on each blog published will show the how many sleeps to go! That’s going to be the exciting thing for a small number of FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras, with one Olivia Rainbird, making the trip all the way from New Norfolk on the banks of the famous river in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley. Olivia is one of the two who will wear the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER badge at the show.The other, Benjamin Daniels from Point Lonsdale will put his on for the second time. Well done, and GOOD LUCK to both of them.
lonley-flower This year there will be new, and creative things for Kids With Cameras to do at the Garden Show, and especially in the Kids Garden where FOCUS FORCE will be running short informative workshops that will fire up the young imaginations. Using their own cameras the workshops will focus on “FASCINATIN FRAMES” and provide the opportunity to expand on their photo taking ability and talents. The age bracket is for 8 to 14 year olds, and where possible FF will try to balance between all the ages so everybody has a fun learning time.
FOCUS FORCE is encouraging parents of Kids With Cameras who want participate to register in the coming weeks, and these will be confirmed a week before the event starts. 3 Workshops will be run over each day with two in the morning and one in the early afternoon.
THE 2013 FOCUS FORCE ROCKLEY EXHIBITION will have a small collection on show this year which will be backed with winning images from previous years. Make sure you take advantage of seeing these SUPER SHOT works on show upstairs in the Melbourne Exhibition Gardens. The ROCKLEY AWARD winner, and other categories will be announced at a special presentation on the evening of the first day.
LIMTED SPACES FOR WORKSHOPS – PLUS A BAG OF GOODIES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. All the Kids With Cameras will be feeling pretty pleased with themselves, not only improving their phototaking skills, but each registered participant will get a Freebie Bag which include a bookmark and other items. And, rememeber its all for nothing. What better way to start their day at MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW.
THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY THERE WILL BE MORE INFO FLOODING THROUGH ON FOCUSFOR.WORDPRESS.COM. Make sure you keep checking in, and checking it out. Don’t miss a moment; theres so much to find out! Next one, we will be talking more about the ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO FOTO EXHIBITION & AWARDS. Then on February 12TH, more about the workshops, how to register, and in some cases where to pick up forms, and more about the involvement that will your time at the Garden Show – a day to remember.
IMAGES ABOVE include the old home, ROCKLEY and it’s garden where the name originated from in Warrnambool. The flower on blue is the winning ROCKLEY SUPER SHOT for 2012. Who will take it’s place in 2013?


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