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Global issue 12

commonwealth network Postscript Life through a diamond lens This year’sRoyal Commonwealth Society Photographic Awards gave photographers the perfect opportunity to showcase their unique point of view and the cross-cultural nature of the Commonwealth – as well as become part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Time Capsule With over 230 entries from 33 countries, are citizens of or a resident in a Common- or special moment in the last 60 years competition was strong for the 2012 Com- wealth country, and entries could be sub- that was important to them, their family monwealth Photographic Awards. Explor- mitted on digital, analogue, disposable or or community. Entrants had a chance to ing this year’s Commonwealth theme of mobile phone cameras. For 2012, the year win a trip to London and mentoring by ‘Connecting Cultures’, young photogra- of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, RPS photographers. phers impressed the judges with their di- all entries were added to the RCS’s dig- Competition was again fierce and, with verse and varied interpretation of the topic. ital Diamond Jubilee project, the Jubilee the winning images from the Common- The aim of this annual photographic Time Capsule. wealth Photographic Awards now chosen competition run by the Royal Common- In addition to this year’s annual and the winner of the Jubilee Award still wealth Society (RCS) is to enable young awards, young Commonwealth photog- to be announced later this year, it looks people to explore themes of international raphers were given the opportunity to as though photographers have produced a importance in a creative and engaging way, enter a special competition organised to diamond crop for 2012. sharing with and learning from their peers mark the Queen’s 60 years as Head of around the world. Their images bring to the Commonwealth. The RCS has part- Verity Sharp, Programmes Officer, Royal life the commonalities and remarkable di- nered with the Royal Photographic Soci- Commonwealth Society versity of the modern Commonwealth. ety (RPS) to run the Royal Photographic The winning entries can be viewed online at: The competition was open to amateur Society Jubilee Award. Participants were www.thercs.org/youth photographers under the age of 30 who asked to submit a photo related to a day Culture is Shared Amongst Friends – Leung Pack Wing Pravi, age 18, Mauritius, Junior Category (under 18s) Bronze Award winner 90 lwww.global-briefing.org fourth quarter 2012global


Global issue 12
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