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My Melbourne: a photo story competition

Karen Poh

Fri Jan 14 2011


INTERNATIONAL students… here’s another reason why you should look forward to returning to Melbourne.

There are some pretty good prizes up for grabs in a photo story competition organised by the Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS) in partnership with the City of Melbourne.

All you have to do is to share your perceptions of Melbourne through photos under one of three categories – culture, change, or community – and accompany your entries with a short story.

There are three prizes to be won for each category, including a $700 cash prize for first place, and gift vouchers from Michaels Cameras (Elizabeth & Lonsdale St) and Allawah Travels.

All entries must be original photos – that is, taken by you – and the competition will culminate in a formal awards ceremony and an exhibition at the Multicultural Hub open to the public for viewing early in the year.

AFIS honorary president Wesa Chau said the project provides a platform for students to express themselves creatively through photography, and gives the public a glimpse of Melbourne from the international student perspective.

“I encourage students to pick up their cameras and start clicking away,” Ms Chau said.

“It’s a great way to learn about the wonders of Melbourne, what it has to offer and seek your identity with this city.”

The competition is targeted at international students, but is also open to local students.

Closing date for entries is March 18, 2011.

For more information and the complete list of terms and conditions, visit the My Melbourne: A Photo Competition website and the Facebook page.