Grey Bruce Health Unit ran its 4th Annual ‘Guys Caring for Kids’ Photo Contest just after Father’s Day in June, 2013. Men and women were encouraged to send in their photos of men, fathers and father figures alike, celebrating those small moments but that are so great in the lives of little ones. This past year, over 60 photo entries were received.
This photo contest challenged individuals to capture the visual stories of men in caring relationships with children. While men are continually involved in the lives of children the majority of images of adults engaging with children still feature women. Numerous organizations in Grey and Bruce came together to raise the profile, celebrate and further encourage the role of men in the lives of children.
An awards ceremony was held on August 20th, to recognize the top winners and acknowledge the vast number of entries. To further enhance this event for the father’s involved and the community, a banner is created each year with the winning photographs, and displayed throughout the community to promote the importance of father involvement throughout the year.
This event builds momentum each year and hundreds of families through the Grey and Bruce areas continue to recognize the vital role men have in the lives of children.
“A smile, a click, a flash in time, a memory became; A photograph, a picture past, life captured in a frame.”