Still time to enter Life Thru the Lens

Ilkeston's Victoria Park, by Dawn Parry.
Ilkeston's Victoria Park, by Dawn Parry.

Birds, butterflies and beautiful sunsets are just some of the latest entries in our Life Thru the Lens competition.

We are running the competition in conjunction with Specsavers.

Many of the pictures are taken in Ilkeston parks and gardens, with some stretching slightly further afield. It is most certainly going to be a hard decision when it comes to picking a winner. We have lost count of the amount of entries we now have, but it is close to 100.

We will be keeping the contest open for the rest of the year so keep your entries coming. The lucky winner will receive a digital camera.

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.

Email your entries to or post them to Specsavers Life Thru The Lens, Ilkeston Advertiser, 8 Heanor Road, Ilkeston, DE7 8ER.

If emailing your photograph, it must be attached in jpeg format as a separate attachment and the email must say Life Thru The Lens in the subject field.

For postal entries, the envelope must be marked as Specsavers Life Thru The Lens.

Photographs must have been taken within the last year and the competition is limited to two entries per person. Details that must be included with each entry are:

Where and when each photograph was taken;

The photographer’s full name, age and full postal address;

And day and evening contact telephone numbers.

No computer-manipulated images will be accepted and photographs must be your own work. Entries are copyright of the Ilkeston Advertiser.

The finalists and winner will be chosen by a panel of judges and their decision is final.

Usual competition rules apply.