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GO THE BUNNIES: Sunrise Seniors, by Suzanne Opitz, won the Seniors in Action prize last year.

GO THE BUNNIES: Sunrise Seniors, by Suzanne Opitz, won the Seniors in Action prize last year.

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Seniors Card holders invited to show off camera skills.

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APPLICATIONS are now open for budding and amateur photographers to enter the Seniors Card members' 2019 Through the Lens photographic competition.

Last year the competition attracted almost 1100 entries from across SA, covering a diverse range of subjects.

Among other prizes, the overall winner's photo will feature on the cover of the 2020 Seniors Card Discount Directory.

Entries close on August 9, with finalists chosen across five categories - landscape, seniors in action, nature, artistic photography and portrait.

PENETRATING GAZE: "Look into my eyes" by David Munro was overall winner in 2018.

PENETRATING GAZE: "Look into my eyes" by David Munro was overall winner in 2018.

David Munro, the Through the Lens 2018 competition winner, said it was a fun and challenging way to encourage seniors in South Australia to get out and be creative.

"There are so many facets to it, artistic and technical, and always something new to learn yourself and from seeing other people's images," he said.

"I'll definitely be entering again this year and would encourage everyone to have a go too.

"You never know what might catch the judge's eye but for me though, a good photo is one that has a very strong and clear subject matter, with little or no distractions."

The winners will be announced at the opening of the exhibition featuring shortlisted entries on October 3 at the City Library, Rundle Mall Adelaide.

Members of the public can also vote for their favourite in the People's Choice Award.

For more information, contact the Seniors Card Unit in the Office for Ageing Well on 1800-819-961 or visit www.sa.gov.au/seniorscard/photo.

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