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Snap! Your World For Mencap’s Photography And Film Competition

May 26, 2011

I have just recieved the press release below from Louise Toms at Mencap.

Learning disability charity Mencap is calling on budding photographers from across the UK to enter its annual photography and film competition, Snap! which is now open for 2011.

Now in its ninth year, Snap! is a major photography and short film competition offering a unique insight into the lives, emotions and interests of people with a learning disability, their families and carers. Snap! is the only national photography competition which features images taken by someone with a learning disability or of someone with a learning disability.

This year the competition’s theme is Snap! My World which aims to present a complete perspective of the lives of people with a learning disability – from the challenges and prejudice they face, to their achievements and the people who impact on their lives the most.

Mark Goldring, Mencap’s chief executive, said: “Mencap’s Snap! competition has produced countless inspiring images and this year’s Snap! will continue to offer people with a learning disability a creative outlet to express themselves.

“In the current environment of government public spending cuts, people with a learning disability have never been more concerned about the impact on the benefits and support services that allow them to live as independently as possible. Snap! My World will give people an opportunity to speak up and voice their concerns and opinions.”

Snap! My World has four categories including My Heroes, My Achievements, Understand Me and My Challenges. Last year Mencap received over 400 entries and wants to make this year’s competition even bigger and better. Visit www.mencap.org.uk/snap for more information. Entries will be accepted until 30 June, 2011.

Winners will be announced at a prize winners’ party and award ceremony in September.  Anyone who enters has a chance of winning a fantastic digital camera from FUJIFILM UK Ltd.

Snap! is sponsored by Fujifilm UK Ltd and the Sorrell Foundation and supported by Proud Camden.

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