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NOVEMBER already – where has the year gone. It just flies for the Kids With Cameras when they’re having so much foto fun. As this month rushes by there’s a load of SUPER CHOICES to be selected, and images to be published. FOCUS FORCE IMAGINES THERE’S A LOT OF EXPECTATION AND HOPE GOING ON OUT THERE. Over the year since April, and the last months especially  so much has been going on, and effort being put into the various CAMERA CHALLENGES. Still to be seen is the last of the KIDS FASHION WEEK, works by two of the KWC who wore the JOP badge at the Melbourne Show. There have been a bundle of tree images and this will be announced soon.

FASHION WEEK KWC JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GET EQUAL RECOGNITION.

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  In a unique decision FOCUS FORCE has changed the usual REWARD POINTS for this special project. It was originally considered to allocate 100o REWARD POINTS to both of the badge wearers. But, after seeing the workload and dedication of the two, it has been decided to award both of them 2000 REWARD POINTS in total each. Congratulations to both Misha R and Victoria B.

 NADIA K STEPS UP WITH CAMERA CONFIDENCE.

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   Last week Nadia K took up the offer to take part in the BOUNTY BOXES CHRISTMAS CAMERA CHALLENGE at DOMAYNE in the QV centre in Melbourne’s city. The furniture store, part of Harvey Norman became her studio, and she selected decorations from the shop to be used as props. It was a busy 2 hours as she worked confidently with the support of FOCUS FORCE’S project coordinator Phillip. Her team also included her Mum, and Bounty Boxes director Sue Willis. At the conclusion she received a hamper for herself to take home plus some items from HN. Already her images are in, and now we anxiously await the KWC to send theirs. There’s another hamper to be won for the image selected for the BOUNTY BOXES Christmas card. Thanks to Chris and the staff at DOMAYNE for their hospitality and help.

FOCUS FORCE CAMERA CHALLENGE DEADLINES ARE LOOMING.

ff16-tccs6You’ve been reminded in the article above that the BOUNTY BOXES CHRISTMAS GREETING CARDS deadline is approaching with entries due on November 12th. Remember that the best image is to be reproduced as a greeting card to be included in their Christmas hampers. It will also be used as the companies corporate card. FOCUS FORCE has also decided that one of the finalists will be used in it’s special Christmas message which has become a tradition each year. Bet you’re working hard on it. As well as the Christmas deadline there’s also the Halloween, and also importantly the PRECIOUS PETALS closing date on November 28. Busy times, and always remember the FRIDAY FAV FOTOS.

FRIDAY IS NOV. 11 AND – REMEMBERANCE DAY.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Days like this and Anzac are no celebration. They are just as the title say; days to remember and commemorate the memories of those who have fallen giving their lives for what they believe in. It is a big sacrifice, and one that is recognized the world over on these occasions. FOCUS FORCE invites you to record your memory of this day with your cameras.

The SUPER SHOT image above was taken by Benjamin Daniels commemorating Remembrance Day also recorded a moment in taken at 11.00 am on the 11th of November 2011. Note all the 11’s.

THE END OF THE YEAR IS COMING & FOR FOCUS FORCE THE PLANNING OF THE NEXT ROCKLEY EXHIBITON & AWARDS AT THE 2017 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW. ARE YOU PART OF IT?

focus-force-kids-rockley-1036For the second time in it’s long association with the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, the ROCKLEY finalists will be the focus on the main stage for the announcement of the 2017 Awards. All the finalists will be invited to be there to collect their certificates and be recognized for their achievements. It will be a proud day for them and for FOCUS FORCE. Then they will be gathered at the ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION for the official unveiling. There are many hundreds of thousand of visitors to the show over the 5 days, and FF will be working hard to encourage families to come and view the exhibition, and register for the awesome event being planned for 2018.  Currnet finalists include; Misha Ravipati, Victoria Butera, Stacey Finck, Nadia Kobek and Rose Bickle from Queensland. The last entries will be accepted in mid January.

SATURDAY NOV. 12 IS McHAPPY DAY – A CHANCE TO WEAR A FOCUS FORCE JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER BADGE. Can you lend a hand!

DSCN2461Next week is what has become a tradition in the annual McHappy Day with again McDonalds restaurants across Melbourne and Australia working hard to raise money for the Ronald McDonald Houses. This is a great community cause with local personalities including tv stars, sporting names and the heroes of the fire services and others all working behind the counter. the question is; Who will be behind yours, and will you be there to catch them in action? Register by Monday Nov 7th so that your JOP can be in the mail quickly.

 SOON THE TREASURE CHEST WILL BE REVEALING MORE SURPRIZES. KEEP YOUR EYE OUT.

circa 1962  Next week the TREASURE CHEST lid will creakily open to find more goodies hidden in its depths. There are believed to be several new items hidden away that will have Kids With Cameras put their hands up for these new treasures. And, next week you can make your claim on some of them. Also an update on REWARD POINTS will have you all excited.

WHAT WAS THE MISSING WORD  – GIVE US YOUR BEST CLUE & GET 200 REWARD POINTS MORE.

dscn2084On the scary Halloween day, FOCUS FORCE published a CAMERA CHALLENGE for the Kids With Cameras that night. It told of you what was being looked for with your camera, but there was a trick in the headline, and if you get right, an additional treat of 500 REWARD POINTS for everyone gets the right answer. So, what do you think the word might be? Send your ideas to ffgardenshow15@gmail.com by Thursday 5.00 pm Nov. 10th. Cant get much easier than that.

GET READY TO ORDER THE FOCUS FORCE KWC SUPER SHOT SHOWCASE CALENDAR – JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS & IDEAL AS A GIFT.DSCN1500

In recent years FOCUS FORCE has produced an annual calendar, and this years is in the last planning stages with the final selection of images to be decided in the coming weeks. Once again, we hope that there will be two with the first being the SUPER SHOT SHOWCASE then another to commemorate the FLASH OF FRIENDSHIP For The QUEEN VICTORIA. Don’t be surprised to find at least one of your images included. Get talking to family and friends, and also add them to your shopping list for grandparents and others who would be delighted to receive one for their desk or shelf.

 

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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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