On 25 June 2012, The Blackpool Tower Eye launched a nationwide photography competition where budding enthusiasts can submit their best shots of the North West for the chance to win some great prizes.
Inspired by the views from the Skywalk at the top of The Tower, organisers are looking for shots which perfectly capture the North West – whether cityscape, countryside scene or their local neighbourhood.
The competition will be judged by a Daily Mail photographer and the Tower’s in-house photographer, with the winner receiving a state of the art camera, photography tutorial and Merlin Annual Pass. It offers amateurs a great opportunity to raise their profile and showcase their work on a national scale.
A selection of the best entries will feature in an exhibition for a month at the top of the Tower, giving each the chance to shine. The North West images will perfectly complement the views extending for dozens of miles on a clear day.
Judge Bruce Adams, Daily Mail photographer, gives some top tips, he said: “I am really looking forward to judging all the entries. If people are including the Tower in their photos then this will present a real challenge as it is so iconic. I suggest incorporating new angles, different weather conditions and a mixture of times of the day.
“For all the photographers, I would recommend trying a variety of filters and lenses to create new and innovative effects. Overall people should think about the surroundings they are shooting in and convey an idea about it.”
Kate Shane, The Blackpool Tower General Manager said: “We’re really excited to launch our nationwide photography competition. We hope to unearth some real gems and future David Baileys!
“The Blackpool Tower Eye is the perfect place to highlight all the entries, with views stretching for miles and 360 degree angles all over Blackpool promenade. We are delighted to have such an esteemed judging panel and cannot wait to show all the entries on site.”
The competition will run until July 31st when all the work will be showcased in The Blackpool Tower before judging commences. To enter, the public should take their photos, with contact details to the Tower or post them in or email firstname.lastname@example.org