God through the lens

God through the lens

“People see God every day; they just don’t recognise him.” Pearl Bailey

Normanhurst Uniting Church is running their fourth annual photographic competition, asking “How do you see God?”

Everyone sees God differently. We see through different eyes from different angles. We each see God’s influence on our lives and creation in our own unique way.

The photographic competition is an opportunity to show each other and those outside our congregations how we recognise God. Sometimes we see God in the reflections of the boat harbour or in the face of a loved one, or the beauty of creation, or in the photo manipulated in a software program. In each case it is a sight of the unseen one. As well as the photograph each entrant writes a short description of how this photograph fulfils the theme of “God through the Lens”

This year the competition will be held during Christmas events; the Normanhurst Uniting Church Musical Society’s production of “Scrooge – The Musical” (held in late November – see web site), and the ‘Christmas Lights’ display.

Entrants, in adult and under 12 years divisions, are asked to describe how their photo fulfils the subject in categories of Human Interactions, Special Effects, The Big Picture, The Small Detail and All Things Bright and Beautiful (under 12’s only).

The judge for the 2014 photographic competition is Ken Eastwood, who is an award winning journalist, author editor, and photographer and communications consultant.

Sunday 16th November is the closing date for entries, with photos being displayed and winners announced on Opening Night, Saturday 6th December. All photographs entered in the competition will be on display in the church until Sunday 14th December.

There is still time to look through your snaps or go out looking for God. If you need inspiration for the competition have another look at previous year’s entries, available on the Normanhurst Uniting Church website. For further information, conditions of entry and entry forms visit normanhurstunitingchurch.org.au

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