THANKS TO THE ROCKLEY STOPOVERS – FLOWER FOTO GARDEN A HIVE OF ACTIVITY.

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FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras proudly show off their ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO CHOICES certificates at the presentation at the exhibition stand. From left; Madeleine Puli, Lauren Puli and Misha Ravipati.

During the 5 days of the 2016 ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION at this year’s MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW, there were many visitors to the exhibition. Like every previous show they came from everywhere from the breadth and width of the Australian continent. Then like always, there was a smattering of internationals with a fair representation of Kiwis as usual.

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FLOWER FOTO SUBMISSIONS FOR ’17 ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION DUE ON APRIL 2OTH. GET SORTING.

If you were one of the Kids With Cameras who registered at the FOCUS FORCE KWC ROCKLEY EXHIBITION to enter images for the ’17 collection; now’s the time to do it! FF is planning a massive event for next year, with lots of excellent images, and loads of activities for Kids With Cameras. We’re looking to seeing your flower fotos as part of it. Theres going to be a major incentive to be part of it.

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Many people passed by taking the time to wander through the FOCUS FORCE ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO GARDEN as it now called. A large number of them took the time to spare more than they would have imagined to make their CHOICES in the annual POP PIKz POLL. It is always fascinating to watch the concentration of the decision makers going through the process, comparing notes, and entering their choices. It is fair to say that all of a sudden they have an understanding what the official CHOICE MAKERS are confronted with each year.

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One of the most exciting aspects of the exhibition is the ongoing search for new aspiring young photographers. This year has the potential for being a great and rewarding year with not only eager Kids With Cameras but also supportive parents, an all important part of the package. Without them, the KWC have an uphill battle. FOCUS FORCE is exhilarated by the possibilities for 2017. It has the promise of being a great year with works not only fro  Victoria, but also the west, Kangaroo Island, Tasmania, Queensland, and even the likelihood of Canada. This would make it being the third that the collection has truly been an international collection.

Over the coming days, and weeks contact will be made with all the Kids With Cameras who not only registered to submit flower fotos for the 2017 ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION but also showed expressions of interest to become involved in the wider program. It is these KWC that make the program so much more rewarding, and not only a photo learning experience; but also a life experience. FOCUS FORCE is all about FOTO FUN for Kids With Cameras.

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              APRIL IS ROCKLEY REVIEW MONTH                           WITH A LAST CHANCE TO INCREASE THE NUMBERS IN THE POP PIKz  POLL.

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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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