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Age Proud Photography Competition

Changing the way people over 50 are represented in the media


Thank you for your interest in the Greater Manchester Age Proud Photography Competition. Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, we have sadly taken the decision to postpone the competition for the time being. We will re-open the competition at a later date and all entries received so far will still be valid.


Our competition aims to generate positive and realistic images of people over 50. Send us your photos on one of our six themes to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.

Out themes are…

New Beginnings

Passing it on


Making a Difference

Being yourself




One overall winner will win an amazing £250 voucher for photographic equipment and their image will be featured in a GM Ageing Hub publication in 2020

Six finalists (one for each theme) will win a photography masterclass with ‘NotQuiteLight’ photographer Simon Buckley and their image printed and framed

25-30 shortlisted entrants will receive a place in the touring exhibition in Greater Manchester and will be featured in an online gallery, with opportunities for wider exposure



Entries will be judged by a panel including a professional photographer and a panel of older people. Shortlisted entries will be announced on this competition webpage on 6 May 2020.

The six theme finalists and overall winner will be announced at the exhibition opening in central Manchester on the weekend of 16/17 May 2020.

The closing date for entries in Thursday 2 April 2020


The rules

Full rules can be downloaded by clicking the button

All entries must be accompanied by a consent form to be filled in by anyone in the picture. This means we can use the image in the future.

If you are under the age of 18, please submit a completed Parental/Guardian consent form.

You can open and download these documents here: Please note you will need to download these documents before proceeding to submit your entry.




Submit your entry


If you you are unable to submit your photograph online, have any further questions about entering this competition or general enquiries please email ageproud@macc.org.uk or speak to the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network Team by calling 0161 834 9823 


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