Get snapping to win digital camera

Cameras at the ready! Specsavers in Daventry has teamed up with the Gusher for its second Photographic Competition.

With a Pentax camera each for the two winning photographers, you could soon be looking at Daventry life through your very own professional lens.

The brief is simple but designed to stretch entrants’ creativity.

Entrants are asked to capture the essence of Daventry or the surrounding area – whether it’s the sun shining in Daventry Country Park or capturing the local hustle and bustle in the market.

There are two age categories; under 16 years old and 16 years old and over.

The junior winner will receive a Pentax Optio WG3 camera worth £240, while the senior winner will recieve a Pentax K500 with 18-55mm DAL lens worth £450.

Steve Richardson, store director at Specsavers in Daventry said: “We want to give more local photographers the chance to showcase their talent.

“The photographs should show how people see Daventry and what it means to them.

“We have included a junior category this year and hope that this will be an opportunity to showcase some budding young photographers too.”

Over the next six weeks, the Daventry Express will print a selection of entries until the closing date of Monday, April 28 when judges, Amanda Chalmers, deputy editor of the Daventry Express, and Specsavers store director Steve Richardson will select the winner. For the chance to be named Daventry’s Specsavers Photographer of the Year, e-mail your digital photo to entitled ‘photo competition’.

All email entries must include the following details: your name, age, address, phone number and where and when the photograph was taken.

n Standard terms and conditions apply. No cash alternative. The entrant must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all images entered. Entries are limited to two per person. Only digital images will be accepted.

You may use digital manipulation to optimise an image but you are not permitted to add or remove key elements of the composition. Images must be no bigger 5MB each and no smaller than 1MB. Entries cannot be returned.

Finalists must be willing to take part in PR / publicity.