This image of a 90-year-old lady firing a firehose came third in the Celebrating Age category
All About Ageing was a photo competition launched by the Age Action Alliance in September 2013 to mark its 2nd anniversary. Its goal was to build a representative picture of positive ageing and grow an image bank to help promote better attitudes towards later life.
The response to the competition was fantastic with members of the public and organisations sending in photos that capture the positive contribution older people make in all aspects of our society. The photos are warm, surprising, inspiring and fun!
They were shown against the following categories:
- Celebrating Age - Recognising older people’s contribution to society
- Diverse Ageing - Improving attitudes to ageing across society
- Mind the Gap - Skill sharing and knowledge transfer across age groups
- Digital World - Encouraging digital learning and inclusion
- Ageing Themes - Images linked to the Age Action Alliance themes.
An Open category was also available for photographs submitted without a named category.
View our Flickr gallery
You can view the winning and shortlisted images on our Flickr gallery below, but make sure you head over to the Age Action Alliance website to view the full set.
What is the Age Action Alliance?
The Age Action Alliance was launched in 2011 in response to a growing recognition of the need to adapt for an ageing society.
The Alliance aims to bring together older people and cross-sector organisations to address the challenges of our ageing demographics and celebrate the opportunities that it brings.
Its vision, shaped by older people and organisations themselves, is to improve the quality of later life through partnership, working between members and older people to promote communities in which older people feel secure, valued and able to contribute to society.