PORTLAND & KWC EVERYWHERE CHALLENGED TO FIND DAHLIA DELIGHTS!

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FOCUS FORCE THROWS OUT THE CAMERA CHALLENGE TO KIDS WITH CAMERAS NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE FROM PORTLAND TO PORTUAL TO SEEK OUT SUPER SHOTS OF THE FLOWER FOCUS FOR 14 – THE DAHLIA DELIGHTS.

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Its the year of the first search for the PREMIER PRINT AWARD for the flower focus for ’14 where the KWC are encouraged to go on a seek and find foto mission to find the beautiful dahlia delights. You will find in the front gardens of your neighbours homes, and possibly your own. They are seen in all their glory in botanical gardens all over the country from Portland and beyond. The dahlia is an annual that grows from a bulb into a beautiful bloom in a multitude of colours from vibrant reds to mellow yellowas and all colors in between. The flowers can be as huge as a dinner plate or as petite as a saucer. They grow in varying heights to catch the eye. There is a multitude of possibilities to catch a SUPER SHOT of the Dahlia Delights. So, get clickin!

PORTLAND DAHLIASIGN THE PORTLAND TRADITION. Back in 1937, the then curator of the Portland Botanical Garden was so enchamted by the beauty of the blooms, he and his team set about laying out beds od the flowers to go on show. Today, there are hundreds of the delights on show throughout the season culminating in the grand show put on for Anzac Day. THE NiCe Award is this year; the DAHLA, but apart from that there are several other categories you can pursue and use to stimulate your imagination.

KIDS WITH CAMERAS must register to be part of the project by APRIL 14. SUBMISSIONS will be accepted up to 5.00 pm April 3oth and included in the following year categories; THE FOCUS FORCE ROCKLEY FOTO AWARDS are judged on the following criteria; Patience. Planning . Patience. Persistence and PERFECTION. Being in the image, and the flower itself. Judging will be done in the following; Years 3-4 Years 5 -6 Years 7 – 8 Years 9 -10. The work must be that of the registered participant and no other person. ALL SUPER SHOT SUBMISSIONS must be the image that is taken by the camera, and in NO WAY altered by computer or any other process. THE OVERALL BEST will be chosen in each YEAR CATEGORY and these will then be submitted in each of the project categories listed below. SUBMISSIONS MUST BE DELIVERED by post or email by 5.00pm on the closing date. No late entries accepted. The judge’s decisions will be final, and no discussion will be entered into. The final selection of images for submission must be of acceptable reproduction quality including being enlarged and retaining quality. Each entrant can submit a maximum of 8 entries – 1 in each of the categories – and an OWN CHOICE. The entries once submitted will become the property of FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras to be displayed in public, or used in publicity. THE CATEGORIES ARE;

1.  THE PREMIER PRINT of the best FOCUS FLOWER (Dahlia 2014

2. THE NICE AWARD the best image of a flower in the environment or garden display.

3. THE REKASU AWARD for the best image of a single flower.

4. TONY’S “IMAGINE” IMAGE for the most creative. 5. THE FLEUR AWARD for the best close up image of a flower

5. THE BEST IMAGE depicting a leading line incorporating the dahlias.

6.THE BEST IMAGE incorporating a Dahlia taken through a frame.

7.THE BEST IMAGE taken using a prop with the Dahlia Delight.

8. THE BEST IMAGE capturing the essence of ANZAC DAY and the DAHLIA.

Finally, all category winners will be eligible for the  THE ROCKLEY AWARD the OVERALL BEST image for the 2015. chosen from all categories. Each entrant can submit a total of 8 ONLY PHOTOGRAPHS to be assessed for the final selection of SUPER SHOTS. While everything will be done to protect and keep the images FOCUS FORCE will take no responsibility for lost images. The ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO AWARDS is run by FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras and as such has sole responsibility for the project, and as such places no claim by IMG or the organisers and its servants and agents in respect of any claim, or loss damage whatsoever arising out of conducting any competition.

IDS WITH CAMERAS WHEREVER YOU ARE TO SEEK OUT POTENTIAL SUPER SHOTS FOR THE FIRST EVER NiCe FOR THE FLOWER FOCUS OF 2015.
Shown above is the first image taken by MB to be submitted for the 2015 NiCe award for the best SUPER SHOT selection for the feature flower of the year in the 2015 ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXXHIBITION & AWARDS to be shown at the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW.
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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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