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Join PhotoBox in front of Buckingham Palace and witness Britain’s young make history tonight

April 19, 2012
And here are some words from our proud MD, Lawrence Merritt, PhotoBox Managing Director:                ‘”PhotoBox is the premier online printing and personal publishing service in the UK.  Our pledge since our founding in 2000 has been to help our customers share and celebrate precious memories that leave behind a legacy.  Face Britain does this in an inclusive and far-reaching way. We are strong believers in embracing individualism and using our technology as a catalyst to celebrate creativity.  We at PhotoBox could not be prouder to see months of hard work and dedication come to fruition as Britain’s young people make history this week.  It gives me and my co-workers at PhotoBox great joy to know we’re a part of that. Please come and celebrate with us either on the Mall tonight or via your local screening” Lawrence For more details on how you can get involved and come and see this wonderful project in action, just check out our Facebook event for all the info you’ll need.  
Company News

Face Britain does more, more, more!

April 17, 2012
So, Face Britain– What’s the plan Stan? The low-down? The latest? The POA? I hear you ask. Well, let us fill you in! As you know, all of the thousands of works of art produced by kids up and down the country will be projected onto Buckingham Palace from the 19th  to the 21nd of April. Worry not, for those not close to the capital, this incredible montage of HM the Queen made up of more than 200,000 self-portraits, will be screened for 24 hours from 8.30 on Thursday 19th April on BBC Live sites up and down Britain, including Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bradford and many more. If that wasn’t enough, over 400 JCDecaux screens all over the nation’s train stations and shopping centres will be showing a piece of the action. To top it all off and send the project into stratospheric proportions, there will also be an Ebay auction from the 3rd-the 13th of May for all of the portraits entered by celebrities, so you can really get your hands on a famous face! Portrait by Fearne Cotton The fun doesn’t end there, oh no, we’ve just got started 🙂 Face Britain is going for a Guinness World Record attempt for ‘’The Most artists working on the same art installation’’. The current record is 28,267 artists, so fingers crossed! Guinness World Record officials will announce whether a new world record has been set when the projection onto the palace finishes. Face Britain is a unique project created by The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts and brought to life by PhotoBox to provide a platform to celebrate the nation’s children and young people in the lead up to HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts is an educational charity established by HRH The Prince of Wales to enable disadvantaged young people to access and engage with professional arts. So the kids have done their bit, let’s see how you fare! We want you to re-capture the kid inside of you and come up with a self-portrait titled ‘The Kid In Me’. An old photo, a finger painting, a paper mache creation, anything will do. But the more imagination the better! You can enter a maximum of 2 per person and make sure you post them to our Facebook wall pretty please! So there you have it! For a full list of screen locations and the latest news and gossip from Face Britain join our event on Facebook.  
Company News

Face Britain closes for entries

April 10, 2012
Recently, Face Britain closed for entries after schools up and down the country submitted thousands of self-portraits by kids aged 4-16 hoping to make British history. Now all these great portraits will be put together, ready for the world to see as each individual portrait will be made into a mosaic of HM The Queen and projected onto Buckingham Palace. In the words of Greg Wallace from Masterchef, it doesn’t get bigger than this! PhotoBox has brought this huge project to life to help encourage youngsters to use art for positive effects in education and to just plain have fun. Over the coming weeks, events, exhibitions and even a Guinness World Record attempt will be kicking off to celebrate everyone’s hard work for HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.   Head over to the Face Britain website and have a sneak peek at all of the awesome entries before the big event at Buckingham Palace which will be held for three whole days on the 19th, 20th and 21st of April. So if your child has entered a portrait, hunt it down and be sure to look out for it at one of the events near you. You can also get your hands on some funky Face Britain merchandise with your child’s self-portrait so you’ll never forget their moment of fame!
Company News

Presenting our all new timeline!

March 30, 2012
Today our Facebook page got a new outfit in the form of the timeline. For those of you that haven’t the foggiest what we’re talking about, Facebook decided a few months ago that they would change the layout of everyone’s profile to an all-new timeline style. This allows you and the secret squirrels out there to see what you’ve been doing over the years. Now, while some people think the change is a bad thing, PhotoBox reckons it’s not too shabby! Photo by Dave Flynn The new timeline makes it easy to go back in time, see where it all began and how we’ve become a community in front of your eyes – the photos, the laughter, the smiles, the fun. The journey has been epic and we couldn’t have done it without you guys. It reads beautifully and looks great! Keeping in the spirit of our PhotoBox motto, ‘you at the heart of everything we do’, we asked you to send us your interpretation of our beloved green star and you didn’t disappoint! Today, the photo gracing our cover is by Dave Flynn, we just loved the simplicity and how crisp it looks. For those of you that entered great, imaginative pics, fear not! You shall be showcased in the very near future. So guys, what do you think? Likey or not?
Competitions

Bring the sunshine in- Spring competition

March 27, 2012
I don’t know about you but I love this time of year, beautiful flowers, blossom on the trees, sunshine! What more could you want? With all those bright, vibrant colours it’s the perfect time of year to be busy little bees, bust out your camera and get outside and start snapping some amazing pictures. Photo by Lou Carr So we reckoned it was the perfect opportunity for a competition! We want you guys to bring the sunshine in, into us, into your pictures and more importantly, onto our Facebook wall! Think of what spring means to you, from the flowers in your garden to the cucumber in your Pimms. As always, we encourage you to be creative but most of all, have fun, enjoy and show us some photos that will make us jealous being stuck here in the office! Birds in the trees, boats on the sea, a bee on your cream tea, you name it we want to see it! Photo by Julie Anne Skelton The usual rules apply, max 2 photos per person and absolutely NO googling. Photos must be entered by midnight on Tuesday April 10th when the competition closes. So get snapping, there’ll be a great prize for the winner, which will be announced soon J