There’s been a strong response from the Toowoomba community to the Queensland Community Foundation Philanthropy in Focus Photo Challenge.
The Photo Challenge, organised to promote philanthropy, and supported by the local sub-fund, the Toowoomba Regional Community Fund, had a record number of entries this year.
Toowoomba Regional Community Fund Chair Joy Mingay said she was delighted with the good showing from the local area.
“Toowoomba and surrounds is represented in two out of the six photographs chosen as finalists, which is wonderful,” she said.
“Both photos show what we are all about. Showing kindness, compassion and care for others,” Ms Mingay said.
One of the judges, Bruce Long, Picture Editor for the Courier-Mail, praised the creativity and technical skill of the entries.
“There was a great deal of emotion across a wide range of subjects in the pictures,” Mr Long said.
“They all tell stories of emotion and caring, and capture a special moment that is hard to explain in words,” he said.
In announcing the six finalists, QCF Chair the Hon. Margaret McMurdo AC commended all the entrants, saying that the Photo Challenge is an excellent way of expressing what philanthropy is all about.
“Our community depends on the kindness of others, and it warms the heart to see so many different stories which reinforce the benevolence and empathy of the human spirit,” she said.
The winning photo will be announced at the launch of Philanthropy Week at Parliament House in Brisbane on June 8.
For more details on the QCF and Toowoomba Regional Community Fund, visit www.qcf.org.au
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