Belper News’ Life Thru The Lens photo contest is back so get snapping!

Our Life Thru The Lens competition is back. Pictured is 2014 winner Steve Gilman with his winning shot of Crich Stand. Can you do better?
Our Life Thru The Lens competition is back. Pictured is 2014 winner Steve Gilman with his winning shot of Crich Stand. Can you do better?

Do you look at pictures in The News and think you could take something better? Well now is your chance to prove it in our Specsavers Life Thru The Lens competition.

We’ve again teamed up with Specsavers in the town to find the best amateur photographers in the Belper area, with the winner receiving the latest digital SLR camera.

Anyone can enter the competition – you don’t have to have a top of the range camera or brand new kit, just an eye for a great shot – you could even take them on your phone!

We want to see pictures which get to the heart of what the Belper area is all about, in your opinion. We want you to show us how beautiful the town and surrounding villages really are. The limit is your imagination!

Belper News acting group editor Ashley Booker said: “Life Thru The Lens is one of our most successful competitions. It gets a lot of people involved - and we can’t wait to start receiving your snaps.”

Winning this competition could be a dream come true for any amateur snapper wanting to become that little bit more proficient at their art - because of the fantastic first prize, a digital SLR camera. Second prize is a regular digital camera, while third prize is a £125 voucher to spend at Specsavers.

Email entries to editor@belpernews.co.uk. Images must be attached in jpeg format as a separate attachment and the email must say Life Thru The Lens in the subject field.

The competition will run until Friday October 14 and there are no age restrictions and, in the run-up to the deadline, we will aim to showcase some of your entries in the paper and online.

A team of judges will sift through all the photographs and narrow them down to ten finalists before deciding on the winner. There will then be a presentation night where all the finalists’ images will be exhibited.

Specsavers Belper store director Andy McBride added: “We always have some very creative entries, and we’re looking forward to seeing how the town is interpreted this year.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to show Belper at its best!”

A few things you should know...

Entry limited to two photos per person. Each must include: where and when the photograph was taken; the photographer’s full name, age and address; day and evening contact phone numbers.

No computer-manipulated images accepted and photographs must be own work. Entries copyright of Belper News.

Judges’ decision is final. Usual competition rules apply.