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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?
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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
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Face Britain in the words of Carine Roberts

March 22, 2012
We asked Carine Roberts- one of our oh-so loyal Facebook fans to write a post for us on her experience with the Face Britain campaign and boy, she didn’t disappoint 🙂 What a fantastic week it’s been! I organised and ran two Face Britain art afternoons at my children’s school, St Philips R.C Primary School, Uckfield. I originally read about the project on the Photobox Facebook page and thought that it was a fantastic project to be a part of. I was inspired to approach my children’s school and ask if they wanted to take part in this project and become a part of British history. I had help from several parent volunteers, and we were really lucky that all the teachers were on board too. The children were thrilled that their works of art would be used to make up a gigantic portrait of the Queen and they were also amazed that their pictures would be held in the National Archives. I was adamant that they shouldn’t get too bogged down with trying to make their pictures perfect works of art (I used to find drawing myself so difficult at school – especially my nose!) We were really nervous about using acrylics on canvas with the reception children, but it was a huge success. The children loved finger painting and exploring different effects by using different parts of their hands. I am now in the process of collecting the parent consent forms and once they’re all in, I will be uploading them onto the Face Britain gallery for all the parents to see. It’s not just about getting them printed as photos or even greetings cards, Photobox can transfer your children’s art onto mugs, mousemats and even t-shirts! I’m thinking that my children would love to see their mugs on a mug… All in all, it wasn’t too difficult to organise and it was well worth it – I’m still on a high after seeing so many excited children creating such happy, colourful self-portraits! Carine xx
Competitions

PhotoBox needs YOU!

March 21, 2012
PhotoBox is a force to be reckoned with but we simply couldn’t be this awesome without you. You guys make PhotoBox what it is – passion, emotion, photos, life’s little moments captured in a click, you guys are our stars of the show! Enough of the gushing – what do you want PhotoBox? Well, I’m sure you all know that Facebook will be saying ‘Out with the old and in with the new’ next week and giving its pages a little face lift. That’s right my lovelies, from the 30th March, our PhotoBox page will get its glad rags on and do what it does best – dress to impress with you and your photos taking centre stage. So your mission, should you accept it, is to get creative and invent your own interpretation of our beloved PhotoBox star. Pay homage to 24LIVE- draw the star, make it with spaghetti if you must, make it out of paper mache, cut it out of newspaper. Whatever you do, be fun, be creative and be you. All we ask is that you make it green, there’s a person holding or posing with it and it resembles our logo, then just post it on our Facebook wall 🙂 The closing date for entries is Wednesday 28th of March. Are you game? Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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Thank You for Being You

March 19, 2012
Congratulations to Dave Flynn who won our fantastic Facebook, Mother’s Day photo competition and scoops the fabulous prize of a seven-night family break with family holiday favourite- Eurocamp! Photo by Dave Flynn Judging the competition was definitely a toughie! But the emotion, love and joy behind Dave’s photo just won us over.  So enjoy your awesome prize Dave! Also a big shout out to our 2 runners up- Heather Playdon and Tony Gainsborough, well done guys! Photo by Tony Gainsborough                                             Photo by Heather Playdon Don’t worry if you’re not a winner, the lovely folks over at Eurocamp are offering you two nights completely FREE when booking a family holiday of between seven and 16 nights.  So if you fancied a 7 night holiday, you’d only pay for five nights* Everyone’s a winner! Be sure to share all your holiday snaps with Eurocamp – Eurocamp Official on Facebook and @Eurocamp_UK on Twitter – in thanks for this generous offer! After checking out all the holiday options at http://www.eurocamp.co.uk/ all you need to do is call 0844 406 0402, and quote the code: 12-PHOTO. It’s that simple! *terms and conditions apply Offer available between 12.03.12 and 30.05.12 The two free nights will be applied to the cheapest nights within the holiday Two free nights only apply to holidays of between 7 and 16 nights and also when holiday is taken on/after 30.03.12 and completed by 28.06.12 or taken on/after 03.09.12 and completed by 25.10.12 Available only through Eurocamp Contact Centre quoting 12-PHOTO This offer does not apply to bookings for Loft Mobile Homes, Bungalows or Safari Tents Offer is only applicable to Eurocamp European holiday parcs and excludes Apartment Resorts, USA, Denmark and Motorhome holidays Offer is combinable with Eurocamp’s fixed price offer and loyalty discount where applicable