Friday, December 28, 2012

Life Flashes and the Fat Mum Slim Photo-a-Day Challenge

'Make your wish count. Discover, decide and discuss organ and tissue donation'.

A few weeks ago, I posted about the Life Flashes photography competition that is being run throughout December and January by The Heart Lung Transplant Trust (Vic) as part of DonateLife Week 2013.

I know that everyone was really busy with the lead up to Christmas, and lots of people asked me to post a reminder once all of that was over and done with.... so here 'tis

I'm calling out to all of my creative friends today to join up for a fun photographic competition.

I'm a member of the Heart and Lung Transplant Trust (Vic). It's an organisation that assists pre and post heart and lung transplant recipients at the Alfred Hospital.

The HLTTV is running an online photographic competition named 'Life Flashes' through December and January to celebrate DonateLife Week (24th February - 3rd March 2013) and promote organ and tissue donation.

DonateLife Week is organised by the Organ and Tissue Authority and held every year to promote organ and tissue donation. The theme of DonateLife Week 2013 is 'Make your wish count. Discover, decide and discuss organ and tissue donation'.

How the competiton works:

  • Take / create a photo for DonateLife Week in line with the 'Make your wish count. Discover, decide and discuss organ and tissue donation'.
  •  Write a  50-100 word essay to accompany your photo to explain how it relates to the theme and promotes organ and tissue donation.
  •  All photographs will be published on the HLTTV Facebook page, and shortlisted photographs will be blown up and printed on large canvasses and displayed at The Alfred Hospital during DonateLife Week 2013. They'll be seen by thousands of visitors and staff.
  •  There will also be a small launch event at the start of DonateLife week where prizes will be awarded to the winners.

In other exciting news, Chantelle from Fat Mum Slim has chosen the Heart Lung Transplant Trust (Vic) as her charity for the month of January 2013.

From Fat Mum Slim:

♥ I get a lot of requests for charities to be involved in the photo a day challenges, and I’ve had trouble figuring how I could make it work. I thought that in 2013 we could donate a prompt to a charity and bring some awareness.

For January I wanted to share the charity: The heart and lung transplant trust. So prompt number 3 is for them. They’re holding a photographic competition over this month to bring awareness in the lead up to Donate Life Week 2013 {24th February – 3rd March 2013}. You can read more about it here. The photo competition is titled Life Flashes, so feel free to add the hashtag #LifeFlashes to your heart photo.

All the details on how to play along are on Chantelle's blog. On the third of January, I'm hoping to see lots and lots of hearts with the #LifeFlashes hashtag. 

If you're posting them on Instagram, make sure to include the hashtag so that I can find them all and include them in an instagram poster for our DonateLife Week Life Flashes Photograpy Exhibition at the Alfred Hospital!

Any questions - please email me!

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