The winners of the annual Workability International Photographic Competition have been announced at the Workability International AGM & Conference in Taiwan.
The winning photo is by Greenacres Disability Services of Australia.
In second place is an image provided by Southland disability Enterprises Ltd New Zealand.
Third place was awarded to Acacia Park Enterprises of Australia.
An additional five images were judged to be worthy of a High Commendation Award. These images were supplied by:
- Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, USA;
- Bedford Industries, Australia;
- New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Hong Kong;
- TWGH Jockey Club Rehabilitation Complex, Hong Kong, and;
- Madam Lo Lee Pui Ching Memorial Workshop, Hong Kong.
Seventy five images were submitted to this year’s competition from 17 international member organisations.
All of the entries can be viewed on OAK Tasmania’s Flickr feed.
OAK Tasmania is one of 27 Australian Workability International Member Organisations and proudly compiles the entries for the competition each year, before arranging them to be judged by a professional photographer. This is the fourth year in a row that OAK Tasmania has arranged the annual Photography Competition on behalf of Workability International.
The images are judged according to the criteria that ‘every photo must tell a story’ and that the ‘image demonstrates people living with disability in socially valued roles’. This year’s images were judged by Steve Lovegrove, founder and principal of Lovegrove Photography. Among his many industry awards, Steve is the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) Photographer of the Year 2012 (Tasmania).