Abbotsford Hospice Society holds Death Matters photo contest

Submissions now being accepted from youth ages 12 to 18

Abbotsford Hospice Society holds Death Matters photo contest

Submissions are now open for a youth photography contest being hosted by the Abbotsford Hospice Society (AHS).

The Death Matters Photography Contest aims to help people, particularly youth, talk openly about diverse matters of death.

The contest is open to youth ages 12 to 18. Photographs should be of a place, person, object and/or abstract composition exploring absence/presence.

“We would like individuals to show us how death matters in Abbotsford, by depicting a visual memory, moment or representation; reminder of mortality; or anything else that serves as a visual cultural piece for how death matters,” organizers say.

The top 10 entries will win prizes and could be part of a Death Matters event, where photos may be auctioned or sold to the public, with proceeds going to AHS.

The event also has the support of the Abbotsford Police Department.

“(This) is a unique experience for our community’s youth to express death and grief, revealing very personal and raw emotion,” said Sgt. Judy Bird.

Entries will be shared online via social media and the AHS website. The closing date for submissions is May 1.

Visit abbotsfordhospice.org for more information on how to enter.