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Budding David Baileys are invited to enter a new photography competition, which has launched to help challenge peoples’ perceptions of cancer in Cheshire.
‘Changing the Perception of Cancer’ is the first photography competition to be staged by the Living With and Beyond Cancer (LWBC) Progamme team in Merseyside and Cheshire*.
The competition, which aims to create a more positive and inspirational image of those affected by cancer, is split into two categories:
• People affected by cancer (including carers, relatives and friends)
• Cancer workforce
Hannah Randles, Macmillan Programme Co-ordinator who is based at The Clatterbridge Cancer centre, set up the competition, she said: “We know that there are thousands of people in Merseyside and Cheshire who are living with and beyond cancer. We see them day in, day out, at cancer centres across the region, and we want to create a more positive image of those affected by cancer.
“I’m sure we all know someone who has been affected by cancer, and who have inspired us in so many different ways. We are basically looking for photographs that celebrate this in picture form, such as a photo taken on a walk, an image of a nurse or maybe someone at the gym or on their wedding day. We know that a cancer journey can be very difficult, but we hope that in future, cancer will be seen as a treatable disease and faced with optimism instead of fear. Hopefully, this photo competition will capture some inspirational images and start changing peoples’ perceptions of cancer.”
A judging panel will review all the images and the final five will be displayed at the Living With and Beyond Cancer 2nd Anniversary event being held at Liverpool Town Hall in April 2017.
The maximum number of entries is five per person and the closing date for submissions is Tuesday, 28th February.
For further information, or to submit an image, go to: www.livinglongerlivingbetter.org.uk/photography-competition.html