DHHS And State Committee on Aging Sponsor Photo Contest

Concord, NH: The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) is joining with the State Committee on Aging (SCOA) to announce the 2008 “Aging in Focus” Photography Contest. This is the second year the two organizations have teamed up to celebrate New Hampshire residents who are 60 or older.

“The response from the first ‘Aging in Focus’ contest was extremely positive” said DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. “We’re pleased to once again work with SCOA on an initiative that highlights the diverse interests and accomplishments of seniors in our State.”

It’s very important that we continue to highlight the contributions that seniors make in our communities,” stated Judy Pilliod, Vice-Chair of SCOA. “We encourage people to be creative in the ways they capture the spirit of seniors celebrating life in New Hampshire.”

Anyone can enter the contest. There will be two categories: an adult category for photos submitted by anyone 18 and older, and a youth category for photos submitted by anyone under 18. One photo per contest entrant maybe submitted, and the photo must not have been previously published. Either the photographer or the subject of the photo must be a New Hampshire resident. The photo must include one person or a group of people 60 or older.

All entries must be received by March 21, 2008, and will be judged by an independent review panel. Winners will be announced at the eight annual New Hampshire Conference on Aging, Thursday May 29, 2008 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.

To learn more about the “Aging in Focus” Photography Contest and for an entry form go to the DHHS website http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/BEAS .