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Summer’s here and so are happy feet

July 11, 2011
You’ve certainly got that summer feeling. Our latest photo competition sharing what signifies summer for you gave us some great photos. You shared lots of delicious strawberries and ice cream, plus days out at the seaside in true British style. The various ways you like to make the most of the sunshine gave our wall a fantastic feelgood factor.     Today’s winner is a very simple shot that really does scream summer. It’s that wonderful moment when it’s warm enough to kick off your shoes and feel the warm grass beneath your bare feet. Well done Danielle Kalinovskis Evans for sharing this magical moment, you’ve won £50 credit to spend at PhotoBox. I’ve more news on the competition front coming soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Knowing me knowing you portrait winner

July 4, 2011
Our self portrait competition has been a great way to get to know each other better. It’s really interesting to see the faces behind so many familiar names. I was also delighted to see that we didn’t just have a wall packed with classic head & shoulder shots. Of course not, you’re far too creative for that!     In fact so many of the entries made me smile that I thought it was about time I did another collage. I tried to pick some of the most inspiring shots and think it makes a great ideas sheet for anyone thinking of taking a self portrait snap.     Time for the drum roll again….this week’s winner is Kenny Castle with this fantastic photo. It’s a really clever twist to a self portrait and proved pretty popular on the wall too. Well done Kenny you’ve won £50 credit to spend at PhotoBox.     We’ve also awarded Fiona Hodgson our runner up prize for this fantastic shot which she’s dedicated hours transforming in photoshop. Well done Fiona you’ve won £25 credit!  

Soapy ghosts win abstract competition

June 28, 2011
Variety was the name of the game when it came to your entries for our abstract photo competition. Plenty of obvious everyday things shot in truly extraordinary ways but Karen Clark you beat the lot with this amazing shot. Who would have thought a bowl of cold fatty washing up water could be a winner!     Karen modestly claims this shot was a mistake rather than by design. She was trying to take a macro pic of washing up liquid mixed with glycerine but the bubbles kept popping, so she added some bubble mixture and got this amazing result with some ghostly faces. It’s a great example of abstract and looks like a stunning painting. Well done Karen you’ve won yourself a photo book.     We’ve got a wonderful runner up today too from Xander Burgess cleverly titled ‘This is the gratest in my collection’, get it! Well done for turning a mundane object into a work of art, you’ve won £15 to spend at PhotoBox.  

We’ve a winner for our buildings competition

June 27, 2011
We’ve had buildings on the brain this week with loads of outstanding entries to our Buildings Competition. It’s been really inspiring to see all the different types of architecture from around the world. Some of you have gone for huge sweeping cityscapes, others for unusual angles and I’ve spotted plenty of famous landmarks both old and new. I’ve also enjoyed the close up detail shots of buildings you love. There’s had to be some very tough decision making this morning but I must confess it’s been a wonderful way to kick start my week so thank you.     Ok, here we go…today’s winner is Naomi Pocock with this fabulous black & white shot of London’s Natural History Museum. I love the dramatic feel to this shot. It’s a stunning building and you’ve really captured its character. I particularly like the sunlight streaming in. Congratulations Naomi you’ve won £30 to spend at PhotoBox. Want to be a winner? Enter our abstract photo competition before midnight tonight. Just enter your favourite abstract photos via our Facebook wall with a maximum of two of your own photos. Prize is a photo book for the winner!
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Sunshine on a rainy day winner

June 22, 2011
With all the torrential rain we’ve been experiencing lately across the country we thought it might inspire some great photography. With our rainy days photo competition we’ve had plenty of joyful singing in the rain shots and jumping around in muddy puddles. It’s great to see how the so-called bad weather can be good fun!     I’ve scanned the wall for a favourite photo that stood out from the others and we’ve decided on the artistic interpretation of this colourful shot of a pair of soggy trousers on a washing line! Well done Heather Richardson, your lovely photo shows how there are great photo opportunities in even the most mundane situations. You’ve won £25 to spend at PhotoBox.