ROCKLEY AWARDS SET THE PATH FOR ANOTHER YEAR – & A GRAND DISPLAY 14’S MELBOURNE GARDEN SHOW.

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096                  Hundreds of people wandered through the FOCUS FORCE KWC ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION                      during this year’s Melbourne Garden Show. Here a large group stop to look and vote.

DID YOU GET INTO THE ACTION, and get your camera working overtime at the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDENS SHOW in March? Hunderds of Kids With Cameras passed through the FOCUS FORCE ROCKLEY FLOWER & FOTO EXHIBITION,many of them also took the CAMERA CLUES sheet to help in their task of improving their photo taking skills. Were you one of them? Well, now’s the time to get those photos sorted, and send your five best to FOCUS FORCE KWC at focusforkids@gmail.com. Because of the holidays taking priority over getting down to the business end, the deadline has been extended, and now closes next Wednesday, April 17th.

Likewise, the same is being offered to all those who took the PINHOLE CAMERA MAKE UP PLAN with extra time being provided to finish off the job, take a photo of the magnificent designs and email it to focusforkids@gmail.com also. Let’s see your best efforts by next Wednesday April 17.
TEACHERS NOTE.If you took extra sheets for your class,or intended to make photocopies and do the task as a class exercise, FOCUS FORCE is giving you extra time too! You have  until Friday April 19 to make it a class exercise for inspiration.

ROCKLEY POP PIKz POLL WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY APRIL 15. 2 WINNERS OF THE 25 COMPLIMENTARY KIDzPIKz  ROCKLEY greeting cards will be published on Wednesday April 17.

WORKSHOPS BEING PLANNED FOR 2013.

            Now, that FOCUS FORCE has a number of Kids With Cameras showing interest in being part of the workshop program during the year. Formal invitations will be sent out soon. This will include attending a  orientation session in Melbourne on a SATURDAY/ SUNDAY in the coming weekends. When you get your invitation, make sure you respond as soon as possible to hear about a new and exciting program for dedicated Kids With Cameras in 2013.

PROJECTS BEING CONSIDERED throughout Australia including Melbourne, Tasmania, Rockhampton and another Queensand location together with Sydney. This may coincide with the ABC GARDEN SHOW in October. Also for the first time will be the Kids With Cameras of  South Australia. Also for the first time, a project to focus on FLORIADE during Canberra’s Spring Tulip festival. And also another one under  wraps until confirmed to be the SUPER SHOTS works of an overseas country hopefully to be added to the walls of the FOCUS FORCE ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION in 2014. Registrations for all of these will accepted soon as confirmed and expressions of interest are registered. 

THANKS TO HARVEY NORMAN PHOTO CENTRES.

For many years the Harvey Norman franchisees have supported the program in Frankston, Hamilton, Warrnambool, Mildura, Hobart and Moonah in Tasmania, and the most recent HN in Melbourne’s CBD at the QV centre. FOCUS FORCE is extremely grateful for this support, and always recognizes their generosity whether it be provision of enlargements, prints, vouchers or in a number of cases the providing of prizes. This is a bonus for the program and an added incentive to the Kids with Cameras that we are extremely appreciative of. FOCUS FORCE has followed this path because of the widespread coverage of the network of stores, their commitment to the Kids with Cameras and community in general. In the past HN in Hamilton provided cameras for projects there as prizes to students in the town as well as Portland. In Warrnambool the local photoshop did the same. This has put smiles on the faces of a number of successful students, as did the hundreds of FREE PRINT VOUCHERS handed out to FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras.

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About focusfor

The FOCUS FORCE photographic workshop program for Kids With Cameras is based in Melbourne, Australia. The projects have gone beyond the Victorian borders, into New South Wales, and Tasmania.Through others including a backpacker it has been provided to children in Thailand, and a teacher in Portugal has inspired children there as well. Apart, from the fun of learning about the camera and developing the skill of taking better photos; the best of which are raised to the status of SUPER SHOTS,the works have been mounted as collections under the banner of the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS, and sent as gifts of friendship and goodwill to the United States, Italy, Japan, China - others are still being worked on. The program enrciches the children's knowledge, and as a side benefit makes them more aware of their own surroundings,and all that is to value where they live. Then comes the delight of being achievers, and having their self esteem boosted by their successes.The term "kids with cameras" was first used by the program's forerunner; CLICKER - the "club for kids with cameras", and dates back to the mid 1980's. The name change came about as wanting to be more appropriate to the older student group that the program now works with.

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