Student Photography Exhibition

Capture what Mental Health Week's theme means to you!

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The Western Australian Association for Mental Health and Sacred Heart College have partnered with the Perth Theatre Trust to display a student photography exhibition at the State Theatre Centre of WA during Mental Health Week 2019.

Students are asked to capture a photograph that best represents what this year’s Mental Health Week theme means to them. The theme is "Mental health starts where we live, learn, work and play."

A selected number of entries will be chosen to be curated at State Theatre Centre during Mental Health Week, 6 -12 of October. From this selection, a prize will be drawn at random for participating in the exhibition, at the WA Mental Health Week Closing Gala, on Saturday 12 October.

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Who can submit?

Any student in Western Australia aged between 12 - 18 years of age is able to submit their image to this exhibition.

How long do I have to submit?

Submission open 1 August and close 13 September 2019.

Criteria of photo submission

  • Your photo must relate to the theme 'Mental health starts where we live, learn, work and play'
  • One entry per entrant
  • Upload your photo and the consent form from the Mental Health Week website by 13 September 2019
  • You must have parent / guardian consent to  enter
  • You must agree to the terms and conditions of entry in the submission form.

What happens to my photo?

By submitting your photo, you're agreeing to let Western Australian Association for Mental Health, Sacred Heart College and the State Theatre Centre use your photo, with acknowledgements, for promotional purposes. It's important to read the terms and conditions of the entry form with a teacher, parent or guardian to make sure you understand how your picture might be used once you submit it. 

If your image is selected to be printed, you will be able to collect the image from the WAAMH offices from 17 October.

Do I need permission?

Yes, it's important you get parent or guardian permission to submit your entry. In the submission form, you will need to provide a name, email address and contact phone number which we will use to confirm your guardian has given permission for you to submit to the exhibition.

Another important permission to gain is that of any person who appears in your photograph. Make sure you have their consent to take their picture, and submit it for an exhibition. If the person in your picture is under 18 years of age, you must have their parent or guardian's permission as well. 

Is my photograph appropriate?

If selected, your photograph will be displayed in a family friendly environment. Please make sure you think about the audience who will be viewing your photo, and make sure you make appropriate artistic choices.

It's also important to consider how the topic of mental health can be difficult for some people who may be experiencing challenges with their own mental wellbeing. The imagery you use should be respectful of this and sensitive to the exhibition theme.

Any images deemed inappropriate will not be considered as entries.

Submissions containing any of the below will NOT be considered for exhibition:
- Any form of drugs, alcohol or tobacco products.
- Gambling activities, pornographic, violence or adult industry related imagery.
- Disparaging or offensive language or imagery including homophobic, racist, sexist, or likely to incite hate or offend any specific group.
- Evidence of infringement or violation of copyright, trademark or patent intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
- Anything that could be considered advertising or promotional material including commercial logos on clothing etc.
- Any content considered not suitable for viewing by the general public.

If you're unsure about your photograph, ask a teacher or contact the WA Association for Mental Health on 08) 6246 3000.

How do I submit?

Click HERE! for the submission page, where you can also upload a digital copy of your photograph in .jpg format. and tell us all about it! We can't wait to see your creativity on display. 

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