Local Jersey photographer Vince Thorne has launched this year’s photo contest ‘Child of the Year 2022’ in aid of local children’s charity, Brightly. The contest is open to all children island-wide aged 6 months to 5 years old and aims to celebrate Jersey’s newest generation and cheer up the local community after the last two years.Talking about why he’s chosen to hold the photo contest, Vince said “After the stress of the last couple of years, I wanted to do something to cheer everyone up, support local families who may be struggling and also support a fantastic local children’s charity. I hope that my photo contest will encourage lots of community support and after all, seeing a child’s smile is one of life’s greatest joys!”All entries will be photographed by Vince upstairs in the Kids Department at the Marks & Spencer store, King Street, St Helier with photo sessions taking place from Monday 5th to Saturday 17th September, between 9.30am – 5.30pm. As places are limited, Vince recommends booking early to secure a spot by visiting www.vincethorne.com/COTY.The first-place winner will receive the prestigious title of ‘Child of the Year 2022’ along with a large prize bundle including a two-hour photoshoot at Vince’s New Street studio, a 16″x12″ canvas print and £100 of M&S kids vouchers. Two runner-ups will each receive a £50 M&S kids voucher.Wendy Nerac, Fundraising Officer from the charity Brightly said “Brightly is absolutely delighted to be the chosen charity for this year’s Child of the Year contest. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to reach new audiences and to be able to raise awareness of our work. We’d like to thank M&S, Bailiwick Express and Shiny Koala for helping to make this event a success and very much look forward to working with Vince Thorne Bespoke Photography.”
Photo sessions can be booked by visiting www.vincethorne.com/COTY where full contest T&Cs are available. A minimum donation of £15 per child is required with all proceeds being donated to Brightly. Voting for the contest will take place online from 3rd to 9th October with the winner being announced on the 10th. The event is kindly supported by Marks & Spencer, Bailiwick Express and Shiny Koala.
ABOUT VINCE THORNE BESPOKE PHOTOGRAPHY: Vince is a well-respected, professional freelance photographer, based in St Helier, Jersey. Specialising in a variety of areas, from weddings to portrait, landscape and commercial photography, his distinctive, contemporary style of work, is expressed through his stunning and imaginative visuals. For Vince, photography is much more than just taking a photo, being able to capture a specific moment, that you can look back on for years to come, is just like travelling in time. More information can be found at www.vincethorne.com.ABOUT BRIGHTLY: Brightly is a small, independent Jersey charity that provides support to children and young people from birth to 25 years living in care, leaving care, or who are experiencing adversity. Through the provision of grants, gifts and memberships, the charity intends to create positive experiences and opportunities for children and young people with the aim of helping individuals move towards independence. Support provided by Brightly makes a real difference to the life experiences of children and young people who are in need. More information can be found at www.brightly.je.Media Contact