rockley-garden-circa 1962With only days to go the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras is gearing up to be presented in a number of cities along the Queensland coast from Cairns to Brisbane, and possibly beyond. With the aim not so much on the workshops, but more about the program and what opportunities it has to offer the young shutterbugs. The focus will be to acquaint KWC, parents, teachers and any others interested to know what it has  to offer, with special emphasis on the ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION & AWARDS at the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW.

The ROCKLEY garden (above) in all its glory in Warrnambool’s Western District was a pleasure not only for its owners and families, but also for the local residents who made it a destination during the annual May races when it was in full bloom. During the week long carnival visitors to the event made it a destination to drive by and enjoy it’s splendour. The garden is now long gone, but the tradition of creativity is  carried on with it’s inspiration for the yearly photographic award at  the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN  SHOW.                                                                                                                            


ABOVE. The glorious coming of a new season is captured in this SUPER SHOT,and drew the worthy accolades of the judge for BENJAMIN DANIELS as the winner of the 2014 ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO AWARD – OVERALL BEST at the Melbourne International Flower Garden Show.

 FOCUS FORCE WILL BE IN THESE CITIES FOR A SHORT TIME, AND LOOKS FORWARD TO MEETING INTERESTED PARENTS, TEACHERS & OTHERS DURING THE BRIEF VISITS. CAIRNS. FRIDAY SEPT. 13.    TOWNSVILLE SEPT. 16   McKAY  SEPT. ROCKHAMPTON SEPT.    BRISBANE SEPT.  GOLD COAST SEPT 27-28.  If you would like to meet FOCUS FORCE KWC PROJECT COORDINATOR Phillip Williams email the form back with your details and phone number and you will be sent the details of where you can hear how your Kids With Cameras can be part of the program, and share in the wonderful results. 


 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2013;




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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