Special Award for Outstanding Contribution:
Paramita Roy is a teacher, film maker and a keen photographer. She was a finalist in the 2008 competition. In the past two years she has been a driving force behind the active participation of a large number of high school and college students to enter the competition. Her entries in the 2009 competition were considered by the Judges to be of exceptional calibre, displaying excellence in photographic skill and creativity. In recognition of her photographic excellence, her commitment and contribution to this competition the Judging Panel and the ACT Office for Ageing have accorded her the first Special Award for Outstanding Contribution.

Paramita Roy, a teacher at Narrabundah College and finalist in the 2008 competition, received a Special Award for Outstanding Contribution. Minister Hargreaves also presented three Community Awards to Southside Community Centre, Narrabundah College and Mirrinjani Home for their significant contributions.
Many Congratulations to Rubik Roy for winning first Place in 2009 Life's Reflection Photography Competition!
Rubik is a law student at the Australian National University. Rubik's image features his grandmother and it represents the study of a face etched with wisdom and life's experiences. He has entitled this photograph ‘If only you knew'.
Top Shot: This photograph by Paamitaroy, titled" Life is Beautiful" won the open amateur category last year.
Canberra's older residents will be captured through photography in a new competition launched at Canwell High School in December.