Aylesbury Photographer Reaches Final of International Competition

A man from Buckinghamshire has reached the finals of an international photography competition.
The winning image and photographerThe winning image and photographer
The winning image and photographer

Howard’s whimsical image ‘Skyward’, is one of twenty-five shortlisted in the Down’s Syndrome Association’s ‘My Perspective’ competition.

The competition is open to people who have Down's syndrome from across the world.

This year entries came from as far away as Iran, Canada, USA, Australia, India and Kyrgystan.

Howard describes his photograph as “putting my feet up during the lockdown.”

The competition gives photographers who have the genetic condition a chance to show off their talents to a group of industry professionals and special guest judges.

This year the panel includes actors Peter Davison and Emma Barton (both patrons of the DSA) and Dianne Buswell, one of Strictly Come Dancing’s professional dancers.

The judging panel will choose the Judge’s Choice winner.

From 6-20 July, members of the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite picture, to choose the People’s Choice winner.

All the details of the shortlisted photographs and details of how to vote will be available here downs-syndrome.org.ukThe winners will be revealed in early August. Sadly, this year’s awards event has been cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic but all the shortlisted photographers, and the winners, will be celebrated through the DSA’s social media channels.

The Down's Syndrome Association's ‘My Perspective’ competition, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, aims to give people with Down's syndrome the chance to show the world from their point of view.