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Fancy winning a new state-of-the-art camera, or some John Lewis vouchers?

This is an awesome little competition for the shutterbugs amongst you. To celebrate the relaunch of their website, Photoworld is running a competition on Twitter based all around photo memories. As someone who’s attached at the hip to their camera (either in SLR, camera or disposable format…), I’m particularly excited about this giveaway!

HOW TO ENTER

Over the next four weeks on Twitter, Photoworld is looking for your pictures based around different themes. Each week will have a different theme:

  • Week beginning 15th September: Family
  • Week beginning 22nd September: Friendship
  • Week beginning 29th September: Travel
  • Week beginning 6th October: Celebrations

To enter, you just need to tweet your favourite photo memory relating to that week’s theme to @cewephotoworld with the hashtag #weprintmemories

THE PRIZES

Each week Photoworld will be sharing some of their favourite entries. At the end of the four weeks, they’ll pick three people at random to win one of these pretty awesome photography-related prizes:

  • 1st prize: the new 16GB First Generation Lytro Camera, £250 worth of John Lewis vouchers and £250 CEWE Photoworld vouchers
  • 2nd prize: £100 CEWE Photoworld vouchers
  • 3rd prize: £50 CEWE Photoworld vouchers

I’d never heard of the Lytro Camera before I read about this competition, so I did a bit of research – and now I really, really want one. It may look like a kaleidoscope, but it’s actually a camera, made up of one shutter button and an on/off switch, plus a touch sensitive zoom. It’s a perfect little gadget for sneaking some un-posed snaps of subjects, since no-one will guess what it is!

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INSPIRATION

To provide a bit of inspiration to you, I’ve dug up some photos of my own which represent each category:

FAMILY

My friend and I visited the Tjörnin lake in the heart of Reykavik every day during our recent trip. With resident ducks, the lake was a popular place for families to visit – every time we were there we were joined by kids with their parents and grandparents who were eager to feed all the animals. For me, this picture sums up the familial appeal of the lake and, on a wider scale, of Iceland as a whole.

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FRIENDSHIP

I love this photo of me (left) and one of my best friends, Sophie (right). This was taken at the London Olympics in 2012 when Sophie won a pair of tickets letting us wander around the park. It was a pretty goofy day involving many attempts to find/marry Michael Phelps (we failed) and navigate our way around the world’s biggest McDonalds.

Since then, Sophie’s moved to China to teach English, and although we still speak regularly I miss her like CRAZY. (Thankfully she is now back in England for a few weeks, so I’m planning on gluing myself to her until she has to leave…)

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TRAVEL

There are so many photos I could have picked for this one…however, I decided to opt for a picture from Lantau Island, Hong Kong, taken back in 2012. It was my first time out of Europe and, for the first few days, I felt completely overwhelmed by absolutely everything: all the neon signs, the heat, the culture…even the subway. It was so unlike anywhere I’d ever visited, that it was the first time I’d felt like I had really ‘travelled’, in a weird sort of way…

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CELEBRATIONS

On our first evening in Barcelona, my boyfriend and I decided to have a wander round the streets near our hotel in order to get our bearings. We hadn’t really a clue where we were going, but after a few minutes’ walk we ran into colourful art lining all the roads, as well as impromptu sit-down parties for the whole street. Unbeknownst to us, we had stumbled upon the Festa Major de Gràcia, an annual street party in the city. A celebration of all things creative, residents vie for the ‘best decorated street’ award, so each twist and turn brings new surprises. This was one of my favourite pieces of art, made up of different Pac-Man characters. The ‘START’ theme particularly resonated with me because in just a few weeks I was due to begin my university degree…

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Need More Info?

To find out more, visit the Photoworld competition page.

So what are you waiting for? Get entering, and GOOD LUCK!