Photo contest is now purring into action

Life thru the lens
Life thru the lens
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Local youngsters are leading the way so far in this year’s Ilkeston Advertiser and Specsavers Life Thru The Lens photographic competition.

For entries from teenagers are already making up the bulk of the submissions so far.

The latest is from 14-year-old Rebecca Farr, of Edale Square, Cotmanhay, who snapped this shot of a cat in her grandad’s garden in Ilkeston.

Now we want you to take up the challenge of the competition and get your entries sent in to us.

This is the second time we have run the contest in conjunction with Specsavers of Bath Street, Ilkeston.

And once again the optician’s is offering a top digital camera, worth hundreds of pounds, as the top prize.

Now all that is left is for you to take a look at our rules (SEE RIGHT) and then grab your camera or smartphone and get out and about in the area to take your snaps.

The subject you choose is up to you but it must have a clear link to Ilkeston or the local area.

It could be an image that captures our industrial past, a shot of an eye catching green space, local wildlife or even a local sporting occasion.

The only real limit is your ambition and imagination.

The next step is to email or post your entry to us with certain details.

The competition will run for several months to allow you to take advantage of the changing seasons and there are no age restrictions.

We will also showcase some of your entries each week in the paper and online.

Once we close the entries a team of judges will sift through all the brilliant photographs and narrow them down to ten finalists before deciding on the winner.

There will then be a presentation night at the Specsavers store where all the finalists’ images will be exhibited.

Ilkeston Specsavers director Krishna Parmar said: “There were some stunning photos entered alast year nd I can’t wait to see what people come up with this time around.”