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Positive View Foundation has launched a photographic competition giving a voice to the young people who have been silenced during the coronavirus crisis

8/6/2020 7:09:00 PM

Youth charity PositiveViewF Foundation have launched a photographic competition giving a voice back to the young people they believe have been silenced during lockdown 🤐

Positive View Foundation has launched a photographic competition giving a voice to the young people who have been silenced during the coronavirus crisis

8 hours agoElla BardsleyThe COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the older generations, who remain the greatest victims of the pandemic. Many still remain housebound for their own safety, getting friends or family to do their weekly shops. Others, who have in fact decided to venture out at last, do so knowing that in case of catching the deadly virus – their life is at stake. These issues have remained paramount in the endless coverage spotlighting the ongoing pandemic. But how is the younger generation faring? Youth charity

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have launched a photographic competition answering this question, giving back a voice to the young people they believe have been silenced during lockdown.Credit:Positive View Foundation"It's assumed that the young people are doing ok, as they are much less likely to suffer or die from the disease," reads the exclusive national photographic competition's homepage. "But it doesn't take into account the daily hardships of lockdown, of no education, of not hanging out with your friends, of missed opportunities, of worries about the future and of potentially difficult situations at home." Vying to help people aged 16-25 with fighting boredom and depression, stay motivated and think creatively, the charity are asking you to send five pictures that capture what life has been like in these unprecedented times with the chance of winning up to £1,000. The winning entries - and a large selection of the best runners up – will also be exhibited publicly once lockdown is over.

Andrew Page, CEO of Positive View Foundation, commented: “The response from young people who have never taken a photograph before, is amazing. Their powerful and dramatic images really demonstrate the negative impact that COVID-19 is having on their lives."

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