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Show us the real you! Photo Competition

About the competition

Get creative by taking a photo that shows us the real you. Send us a photo that's a glimpse into your world such as your hobbies, engaging with your local community, volunteering, playing sport, exploring your favourite places, celebrating your culture, or hanging out with your friends. The winners of the photo competition will have their photos publicly displayed in locations all across the NT.

How to enter

1. Take a photo of 'the real you'

2. Submit a high resolution photo by emailing us occ@nt.gov.au or pm us on Facebook @NTChildCommish. Entries close 20 October 2017.

3. Include your name, age, city and a description about your photo with your entry.

Judging

Entries will be judged by a panel which includes the NT Children's Commissioner Colleen Gwynne, NT Police Snr Constable - Youth Engagement Dani Mattiuzzo, Photographer Clive Hyde, NT News Journalist Jill Poulsen and selected young people across the Territory.

Prizes

All winners and some special mentions, will have their photos publicly displayed in Darwin, Palmerston Nhulunbuy, Katherine Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.

  • First place - Go Pro for yourself and your community school/organisation/community group or club
  • Second place - $100 voucher of your choosing
  • Third place - $50 voucher of your choosing

Winners

The Show us the real you! photo competition winners will be announced during Children's Week 21 - 29 October 2017.

Background

Children and young people have told us that they want to be fairly and truly represented in the media. They are often stereotyped and misrepresented in a negative manner.

The 'Show us the real you!' photo competition is a way for children and young people to show us who they really are and what they enjoy about being a child or young person living in the Territory.

Competition Details

  • You must be under 25 to enter
  • Take a photo that shows us the real you
  • Submit a high resolution photo by email or Facebook pm
  • You can submit more than one photo
  • If you are under 18, get permission from your parent or guardian to participate in the competition. By submitting a photo, you consent to allowing the Office of the Children's Commissioner use your photo for future promotional purposes.
  • Entries close on 20 October 2017

Media Kit

Ensure this opportunity reaches as many children and young people as possible with pre-made social media posts and a poster.

Facebook and Instagram (choose which one you like best)

  • The Office of the Children’s Commissioner has launched the Show us the real you! Photo competition. Everyone under 25 is eligible to enter. The winning photos will be displayed all across the Territory and you could win a Go Pro for you and your school/organisation/community group or club. Find out more: https://occ.nt.gov.au/home/whats-happening
  • Have you submitted your photo for the Show us the real you! Photo competition run by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner? We want to see what you enjoy doing such as your hobbies, volunteering, playing sport and exploring your favourite places.
    Find out more: https://occ.nt.gov.au/home/whats-happening
  • Find out how you can win a Go Pro for you and your school/organisation/community group or club or win a $100 or $50 voucher. Show us the real you! Photo competition is a chance to show the NT all the positive things about being a young person.
    Find out more: https://occ.nt.gov.au/home/whats-happening

Twitter

  • The OCC Show us the real you! Photo Competition is now open! Submit your photo now: http://bit.ly/2xWRcjE
  • Submit a photo in the Show us the real you! Photo Competition for your chance to win a Go Pro! http://bit.ly/2xWRcjE
  • Change the story of misrepresented children and young people in the NT. Submit a photo doing what you love. http://bit.ly/2xWRcjE

Show us the real you! Photo Comp Twitter

Poster