Photography captures the world we live in, gives an insight into the lives of billions of people and provides a mighty catalyst for positive change. To celebrate World Photo Day (Saturday 19 August), YMCA’s photo competition will celebrate the power of photography and tell the stories of young people, our work and our impact.
We want you to get creative and send in an inspirational snap that tells the story of your life or encapsulates YMCA and the impact it makes in our communities every day.
This could be a photo that:
- Features a heroic YMCA staff member, volunteer or young person, who has helped change your life or the lives of others.
- Highlights the impact of our work and the changes we make to young people’s lives and our local and global communities.
- Showcases the world of YMCA as you see it. This could mean focusing in on the countless projects, programmes and schemes YMCA delivers around our key work areas, Health & Wellbeing; Accommodation; Training & Education and Children & Families.
The winner of the most inspiring or powerful shot will bag a coveted baseball cap, eye-catching T-shirt and a YMCA hoodie.
Feel free to impress us by unleashing your artistic side and experiment with filters, angles and perspectives. Once you are happy, write a short caption sharing the story of the pic or what inspired you.
Entering is simple – upload your snap to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #YMCAPhoto.
The closing date for submissions is Thursday 17 August at midnight, with the winner being announced on World Photo Day (Saturday 19 August) on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. A collection of the most creative or impactful entries will be shared on Facebook.
The important bit…
Please note that all entries containing individuals whose image is featured must give consent for the use of his / her image in connection with this competition. Entries will only be used for the purpose of this competition only.
You can encourage your community to get involved by spreading the word and popping our competition poster in your buildings.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Communications team.