We are so excited to release this year's Lots of Socks Portraits!
Each year, our community comes together to celebrate inclusion and create awareness of the goals of World Down Syndrome Day with brightly coloured displays featuring socks and some wonderful portraits of people in our community with Down Syndrome.
Adding portraits of community members living with Down Syndrome to business displays throughout the community helps to normalize disability while shining a spotlight on the individual, their interests and hobbies. We are more alike than different and the beautiful portraits captured by photographer Jamie Edwards of JME Photography Studio show everyday people, in everyday situations or, with some special effects, everyday people in some seriously cool scenes based on their relatable interests. The themes of these portraits reinforce the message that we are more the same than different.
Watch the business windows over the next couple weeks as they come alive with colour and socks in support of World Down Syndrome Day. Stroll through the streets and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date and for information on how to vote for the next Golden Sock Award winner!
A special thanks to Bruce Power for donating the printing of the posters and portraits for this year's displays.
Please have your Windows Decorated and start sending in your photos for judging
Deadline for photos. You MUST submit a photo or short video to compete for the Golden Sock Award. Please email photo(s)/short video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On March 21st, don't forget to sport your brightly coloured socks and start a conversation! Take a "Sock Selfie" and post them to social media. Don't forget to email them to email@example.com so we can include them on our social channels too!