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Best of summer 2010 competition

August 20, 2010
Ok, ok, I know summer isn’t over yet! Trust me I’m planning on making the most of it while it lasts. However, a fair few of you on our Facebook page have been desperate for a summer photo competition, so at this stage of the summer we reckon it’s time to grant your wish! What are we looking for? Well, a photo that screams summer! Something that captures or sums your 2010 summer, the thing you’ll really remember. It could be a holiday, family day out, festival, something related to the weather, a big occasion in your life – you decide. What’s in it for me I hear you cry? The chance to win a prize of course! First prize is £50 credit to spend at PhotoBox on the goodies of your choice. Usual rules apply, 2 photos max to be posted on our Facebook page. Deadline for this one is midnight Thursday 26th August. Good luck to you all and have a great weekend

Knowing me, knowing you – our portrait competition winner revealed…

August 20, 2010
I have to say, I’ve loved every minute of this competition, thank you Rosie for suggesting it, it’s giving us a chance to get to know each other a little bit better. Now the hard part begins – deciding on a winner! This has not been easy, with Linda away, I’ve had to do this by my bob and as much as I’ve enjoyed looking at all your photos, the pressure is on. Being the indecisive type, I’ve had trouble choosing a winner, so luckily for you, I’ve settled on three ☺ Here in all their glory for you to enjoy. 1st prize goes to Sally Jane, for this fiery self portrait with camera, we loved the red hair, the eyes, the expression, well everything about it, just jumped off the page! Well done Sally, you are now the proud owner of a lovely canvas print worth £60. 2nd Prize goes to Brian Tomlinson for this amazing portrait – what an expression, as many have commented, she must tell amazing stories! Congrats Brian, you’ve won £25 credit to spend at PhotoBox! 3nd prize goes to Suzi Rodrigues for this beautiful self portrait with her 2 year old daughter Maica, just stunning. Congrats Suzi, £20 credit to spend at PhotoBox is yours! I couldn’t close this post, without mentioning this photo, it had us cracking up in the office. Tilly aka Janice Dickinson, you are worth it, a a bag of doggie biscuits is in the post for you JP Hedge! Well done everyone, it was great to see you all your portraits! As you lot are insatiable, we got another competition already in the bag – so keep checking the facebook wall for all the details.  
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Our first-ever spiral bound book

August 16, 2010
You know how excitable we get about our Photo Books so you can imagine how thrilled we are about the launch of our first-ever spiral bound photo book!   Why we’ve gone for spiral? Well, we like to give you great choice and fantastic value so it seemed an obvious option. Our new Square Spiral Softcover Photobook has a great little price point at just £13.99. That means there’s no reason to wait for just the really special occasions in life to create a book. You can now afford to celebrate all your everyday events too. It’s also a great gift idea that won’t break the bank. Check it out and be sure to tell us what you think.     Like our other photo books there’s a great range of themes to choose from, you can also move & resize your photos to create your book your way. Photobooking has never been so much fun, so what are you waiting for?
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Here’s looking at you – it’s portrait time!

August 12, 2010
Competition fever continues here at PhotoBox and that means just one thing….it’s time for our next competition already! Another popular theme you guys came up with on Facebook is a portrait competition. We certainly think this style of portrait photography posted by Jennalise Kassanis fits the bill perfectly. A great portrait shot with a twist.     What we’d really like with this competition is a chance to get to know you better. So please share your self-portraits and tell us a little bit about yourself. Sound like fun? Don’t worry if you’re feeling shy, it doesn’t have to be a self portrait if you’d really rather not. You’re welcome to use photos of other willing victims instead! Ok let’s get down to the details. As it’s portraits we reckon a prize of a Canvas Print would be appreciated by our winner. As usual the limit is 2 photos max to be posted on our Facebook page. Deadline for this one is midnight Thursday 19th August. Good luck to you all and have a great weekend
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Take a close look at our latest competition winners

August 12, 2010
You asked for a close ups competition and you got it! Now I know why you were so keen on this theme, you had some fantastic photos up your sleeves. As always thanks for sharing, I was fascinated by your great ideas and of course your abundance of artistic flair. The theme of macro photography meant loads of variety, which of course makes things difficult to call. However, we don’t like to keep you waiting so we’ve been very decisive this morning. Congratulations to Petra Kuzev for this stunning butterfly shot. The colours and clarity really are superb and I’m guessing you had to have a lot of patience to wait for the perfect moment too, which in my eyes makes you a very worthy winner. We hope you enjoy spending your £50 PhotoBox credit.     We were so impress with Petra’s winning photo we’ve also included it on the PhotoBox homepage. I’ve also created another collage of some of my other favourite competition entries to showcase what a creative lot you are.     Next competition theme coming up soon – any guesses!