The second annual Images of Aging photo competition will accept entries until Friday.
Sponsored by the Pruett Gerontology Center, the Learning Studio and the Department of Art and Design, the contest will allow students to showcase their digital photography talents and interact with an older generation.
“We are trying to create an opportunity for students at ACU to use digital media to give their image of aging, positive or negative,” said Dr. Charlie Pruett, director of Pruett Gerontology Center. “Part of our mission is to help all ACU students have a better understanding and appreciation for aging.”
“We’ve got some good entries already and are hoping for some more,” said Sue Garcia, service administrator coordinator for the center.
Students can enter photographs into three categories: black and white, color or mobile.
“Last year, we had five categories but it got blurry between art and documentary so this year we decided to keep it simple,” Garcia said.
A panel of judges will review all of the entries and award first-place prizes in each category.
“We have good prizes this year,” Garcia said. “We are thinking about awarding cameras for the three winners. We want it to be something that has value.”
She especially enouraged students with iPhones to enter the competition.
“Go for it. There’s not a single bad picture, every single one of them has a story,” Garcia said.
” It doesn’t have to be just older folks,” Garcia said. “For example, a granddad and granddaughter, just as long as someone is 65 or older.”
For competition guidelines, visit blogs.acu.edu/imagesofaging. Only submissions including release forms from all persons in the image are eligible. Sample release forms are available on the website.
Completed release forms and photos can be emailed to Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are really proud of what the students did last year and we are looking forward to seeing what they do this year,” Garcia said.