A photograph may be worth a thousand words, but a caption tells the viewer much more about the image they are seeing.
The challenge with the Focus Environment competition is to write a concise, clear caption that addresses the entry category in 25 words or under.
Some hints for writing a winning caption are:
• Answer the five Ws – who, what, when, where, why?
• Be accurate – correct spelling, punctuated properly, facts right.
• Be short and succinct. Use an active voice with suitable vocabulary.
• Don’t state the obvious, but summarise in complete sentences what the photo represents.
• Provide a context by telling people something they don’t know from just looking at the photo.
• Explain the setting and why the photo is relevant to the theme.