LOOKING FOR AN IMAGE TO REFLECT & CAPTURE THE SENTIMENT OF ANZAC DAY ’99.

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TOMORROW, APRIL 25 is ANZAC DAY, & THIS YEAR MARKS THE 99TH SINCE THE GALLIPOLI LANDING IN 1915. FOCUS FORCE IS ENCOURAGING Kids With Cameras, wherever you are throughout the day to capture what will be considered a poignant pic of the day. From dawn services aroundc the country or in the cities, FF asks you to find an image that reflects the day in whatever way you feel tells it’s own story. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA As Australia and the countries of the allied forces plan and prepare for the centenary of the landing and disastrous battle, FOCUS FORCE urges Kids With Cameras to keep their eye on this years commemorations. FF is looking for images that will depict the day, and reflect on it for the future generations. So, here are a few ideas to get your head going. The rising or setting of the sun as shines on the day. So, use your imagination and GO FOR IT!

  • The first thing to is to THINK about what the day means to you and how you mean to be part of it. THINK about the older generations who took part in the fields of war spread throughout the world,  and what it means to them.
  • SUNRISE, SUNSET .. so the song goes. But, for Anzacs and other members of fighting forces there is special significance for the time of day. The DAWN SERVICE that takes place in cities, towns and country places all hold significant thoughts for all those who attend. Take for instance, the sound of the LAST STAND. How would you capture this moment and possibly include what in your photo?
  • MANY OF YOU will have ancestors in the family and friends who came back from the fields of battle. They would have brought with them or earned medals and ribbons. Take advantage of your opportunity to use these in your photographs. Use imagination to the extreme, and let their be no boundaries to what you can do.

  • THE MARCHES & THE MARCHED. Soldiers, young and old from all ranks of the forces form beside each other to parade through the streets of the nation to be honoured by thousands of people. Find an image that grabs a part of the history  of the ’99 ANZAC DAY. 

  • FROM FOE TO FRIEND. Men and women who faced each other at opposite ends of the barrel in may different skirmishes are now friends and mates. That’s the comradeship  of the all Ozzie true blue mate.

  • THE GAMES & EVENTS THAT BROUGHT RELIEF and lightened the pockets of the servicemen. Playing cards, footy and of course the frowned upon TWO UP. All still part of ANZAC DAY now there’s a CAMERA CHALLENGE for you.

  • USE INSTRUMENTS OF WAR as a prop in your shot. Cannons and other memorabilia are seen all over the country, and can provide a great opportunity for you to include them in your images. But, be creative when doing it. That’s what defines a SUPER SHOT.

  • CAPTURE A POIGNANT MOMENT. No matter where you are, find the solemn moment that holds the atmosphere of this sacred day, revered by people the world over.

                 500 REWARD POINTS.

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REGISTER for this CAMERA CHALLENGE and you will be automatically credited with the points. Once you submit 3 images for the project they will be added to your RP TALLY, and then earn you more as they progress.

TO REGISTER SIMPLY EMAIL YOUR NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH PLUS YOUR ADDRESS & SCHOOL TO; focusforkids@gmail.com

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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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