Images of Aging photo contest accepting entries

Posted November 30, 2012

The ACU Pruett Gerontology Center announces its third annual “Images of Aging” contest. Students across campus are encouraged to submit photographs including at least one individual who is 60 years of age or older. The contest began Nov. 12 and ends Feb. 8, 2013.

Sue Garcia, administrative coordinator for the Pruett Gerontology Center, says the contest was started as a way to promote better relationships and understanding between generations.

“We were also hoping students would have fun with it," says Garcia. "Photography is a great way to be creative and discover interesting stories about your subjects.”

The photography contest includes three categories: color, black and white, and mobile. First and second place prizes will be awarded in each category. Individuals who need technical assistance or to check out a camera may contact The Learning Studio in the Brown Library. 

“I think it is important to stay connected with those who are older because they keep us in touch with our history. They have wisdom that comes with experience,” says Garcia. “I'm reminded that older people used to be young and young people should look forward to being older. In spite of how fast things are changing, we really aren't that different.”  

Find out more details about participating in Images of Aging.

Learn more about the Pruett Gerontology Center.