ACT’s annual Youth Photovoice Contest challenges local youth to promote healthy choices, re-imagine public spaces, and celebrate community.

2022 Photovoice »

  • 2021 Photovoice – Thrive: Take a photo of people, places, or things that help make the Bennington area great! View winning photos »
  • 2020 Photovoice – Quarantine Edition: How are you making healthy choices during Stay Safe, Stay Home? View winning photos »
  • 2019 Photovoice: What’s your vision for Bennington’s public spaces?

About Photovoice

The Photovoice method is a style of research that gives the participants a creative means of expressing their opinions that is used around the globe to enact social change.

In 2013, ACT was awarded a grant through the Vermont Department of Health to help explore what elements of our communities positively or negatively affect our ability to live healthy, vibrant lives. To achieve this, ACT set out to learn more about our food systems, how we access opportunities to be physically active, the bike-ability or walk-ability of our neighborhoods and much more.

Photovoice Bennington County was an opportunity to hear from youth, in their own words, what they see, feel, and believe about our communities and how elements of their daily lives impact their health. More than 50 youth from throughout the county created 60+ original pieces.