Photo Voice Contest

Photo Voice Contest

Make Your Voice Seen

We’re looking for anyone 14 to 29 years of age who lives in Chatham-Kent to share photos that represent what you think about when you hear “Chatham-Kent”.

Young people’s voices do not have the same opportunities to be heard. That is why we need to make sure our voices stand out in unique ways so that it is impossible not to listen. Make your voice seen, and submit your photos of what “Chatham-Kent” means to you.

1st place prize is $200 and a Fuji Film Instax 11. 2nd prize is $100 and a Fuji Film Instax 11.

Submission Deadline: November 30th, 2022 by 11:59pm

You in?

Snap It.

We’re asking you the question: what do you think about when you hear “Chatham-Kent”? Think about how you feel, what places you connect with, and the people you see. Whether it is good, bad, or ugly, it is that voice that we want to hear.

Why? Because your voice matters, and we are not here to suppress your expression. However you feel – and whatever form your feelings take in your photos – is yours to share.

We are asking you to take pictures of activities, places, spaces, people, and whatever else that represents how you feel when you hear “Chatham-Kent”.

Submission deadline: November 30th, 2022 by 11:59pm

Eligibility: Must be between 14 and 29 years of age, and live in Chatham-Kent, Ontario.

Send It.

After you have taken time to collect your photos, think about why you took each photo. How does this photo represent your thoughts about Chatham-Kent? Why does this specific photo best represent how you feel? These answers will be used to write your caption.

The goal of a caption is to help others understand what this photo represents to you, and to connect with it when they see it.

Before submitting, make sure to review the following about captions:

  • Each photo you submit must have a caption. 400 word count max. per photo.
  • The caption should explain how the photo represent what you think of when you hear “Chatham-Kent”.
  • Participants are encouraged to be creative with their caption, and are welcome to use varied writing styles (poetry, narrative, story, persuasive, etc.).
  • Captions must not be discriminatory or directed at one person.

It’s time to make your voice seen.


You In?

Share It.

Being a changemaker means sharing your unique voice with others, challenging what they know. This contest is designed to amplify your voice, and that’s where we come in. By sending in your photos, we promise that your voice will be heard. We will share your photos on our social media channels, in a special photo voice book, and through our partners in the form of printed wall art.

But don’t let us stop you! Share your submitted photos on your social media channels, using the hashtag #ignitephotovoice. Print out your photos, write your caption on the back, and send them to others as postcards. However you want to share your voice, do it.

Katie Goulet, Engagement Lead

Katie joined the Prosperity Roundtable in 2020 and is the Engagement Lead at Ambition. She loves bringing people together and doing what she can to assist them in meeting their goals. Katie also love being outside, listening to music, dancing and has a weakness for chocolate ice cream (Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy).


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