Aidem Digital sponsors My Time photo competition
Aidem Digital CIC has partnered with My Time to sponsor a photography competition to encourage Service Users to take part in photography. The aim of the competition is to find a winning entry which can be entered into the Tridos Bank’s Social Vision photo competition for 2011.
Photography is known to be a therapeutic activity and aids Service Users to project their creativity and emotions via the photos they take. It is a fantastic way to engage Service Users in social activity as a group or individually. The camera gives so much opportunity to capture images that have a special meaning to Service Users.
Further to the success of the Photo Therapy course run by Aidem Digital for My Time Male Service Users, which resulted in the photos being used for the ‘Growing Men’ Calendar; this sponsorship is the next stage in encouraging Service Users to develop and enhance their photography skills.
Aidem Digital will be giving the Service User of the winning photo a free digital camera as a prize.
This competition is open to all My Time Service Users and the aim is to demonstrate the ability in every person to take a photo using a simple digital camera which could turn out to be the ideal candidate for the competition.
Indi from Aidem Digital CIC says:
“We are very pleased to be sponsoring this competition because it is an excellent way to allow My Time Service Users to show what they can do by taking photos for a competition.
“It will give them a goal to aim for and encourage activity which is something very important for Mental Health sufferers.”
“It demonstrates how Aidem Digital CIC is keen to develop digital skills in the community.
“For people who for most of the time feel they are not capable or do not have the support to do so. Working closely with My Time we are making this happen.”
The closing date for the competition is 5.00pm Tuesday 25th October 2011, after which the photos entered for the competition will be judged by Aidem Digital and My Time management. Creativity is high on the agenda for the photos and will be a key aspect for the judges.
The winning photo will then be forwarded for the Tridos Bank Social Vision competition which offers a cash prize of £500 for the winning photographer and a cash prize of £500 for the winning social enterprise.