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Digital age kids urged to use imagination

By Victoria O'Hara

Published 28/11/2007

Budding young snappers from all over Ireland are being challenged to get in the frame for a major digital photography competition.



The HP Digital Imagination competition encourages school- children from all primary, post-primary and special needs schools to develop new skills in the use of technology.

The kids are asked to bring to life themes such as My Life, Adventure, Today's World, Independence, Transform and Culture.

Now in its third year, HP Digital Imagination aims to use digital imaging in homes and classrooms to inspire, delight and educate a new generation of students living in the digital age.

Last year four schoolchildren from Northern Ireland schools received top prizes, including Tommy Kelly from Jordanstown School who topped the competition with his creative photo called 'digital boy'.

The students were also honoured through a month-long exhibition of their work at the Department of Education at Rathgael House.

Eighteen winners will be short-listed with three winners in each of six age categories. The overall winner will also win an exclusive HP laptop.

Imelda Cahill, consumer marketing manager HP Ireland, said: "Last year we had over 6,000 entries. The quality and ingenuity of the photography from previous entries showed an extremely high standard of creativity and diversity of style, which we are confident will be advanced upon this year.

"Photography and technology are fantastic educational tools for motivating students and inspiring creativity."

Closing date for entries is November 30. To enter log onto www.hp.com/ie/digitalimagination

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