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I can do that!: Snap to it and help change attitudes.

Byline: TOM DOWLING

MENCAP are inviting anyone with a learning disability - and their families and friends - to enter their new photography competition.

And if you win you will have your work displayed at one of the world's top museums of art and design, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London?

The charity is looking for photos that show what everyday life is like for people with a learning disability.

It can be happy, sad or humorous, but the main aim should be to show what it means to have a learning disability.

Competition judge and top photographer David Bailey is encouraging photos from a personal perspective. He says: ``Photography can tell stories, so use the camera to tell yours.''

As well as having the opportunity to have your work on public display at the V&A, prizes include a new digital camera - a Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom for the special Fujifilm award - and the chance to spend a day with a top professional photographer on a shoot.

The competition is open to the UK's 1.5 million children and adults with a learning disability, their families, friends, supporters, teachers or colleagues.

Winning photos will be displayed at the Victoria & Albert Museum from Valentine's Day on 14 February to March 13. The closing date is 15 December - so get snapping!

l Entry forms from Mary Sweeting, Mencap, 123 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0RT, Tel 020 7696 5524. You can also download a form from the Mencap web site (www.mencap.org.uk/snap), or e-mail: mary.sweeting@mencap.org.uk.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 5, 2002
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