To celebrate Carers Week (7 – 13 June) Carers in Bedfordshire are inviting you to enter a photography competition.

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The topic is ‘Me and My Caring Role’. Please take between one and three photos that represents you in your caring role.

  • Show how you feel about your role as carer and highlight how being a carer impacts you and your life. It is a chance to make yourself in your caring role visible to the world.
  • Think about what your caring role entails: the daily tasks you undertake, household chores, helping the person you care for get around or how you help the person you care for with their feelings.
  • Then think about how you might capture your story and reflect the caring role you play in one to three images.

This is your story

  • Given this is about your story and your role, think about putting yourself in the frame.
  • You might also want to invite the person you care for or others to be in the photo with you (though please do check with them first that they are happy to take part).
  • Be creative and think about how else you could convey your feelings and show yourself in the role.

There is no right or wrong way to do this – it is your perspective.

The key is to make the photograph an image that reflects the journey you are on.

The Competition

There are four age range categories for the competition, and three prizes per category:

Children  Age 4-7,  Age 8-12, Age 13-17

Adults 18 and over

  • In your submission you may send up to three images. Whether you submit 1, 2 or 3 images they will count as one single entry.
  • You may add a title if you wish and write up to 100 words to accompany your photo/s but you can also submit the photos without any writing.
  • The competition is free to enter.
  • There will be three prizes for each of the age categories and entries will be also be published on Carers in Bedfordshire website.keens shay keens logo
  • Thanks go to Keens Shay Keens Ltd Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers (KSK), who is sponsoring the event and donating all the prizes.


Carers in Bedfordshire would like to use photographs that are submitted on their website, social media pages and in their promotional materials, to allow them to portray real images of the Carers that they support. A consent form will be sent to you, so you can let them know if you are happy for your photos to be used. You can enter the competition whether or not you give permission to share your photos.


  • Please ensure your images are taken by you
  • If the person you care for or anyone else is in your image/s, you should indicate whether they are happy for Carers in Bedfordshire to use their image in the consent form that will be sent to you.
  • All submissions must be made before 12.00 pm on June 1st 2021.

Please make sure you include your name and age, if under 18, when you send the images to