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Holiday photos to be proud of

July 7, 2010
At PhotoBox HQ we’ve been busy talking holidays, well it is that time of year! Holidays are obviously a primetime for taking plenty of pictures, so we’d like to play our part in making sure your photos are holiday prints to be proud. Whether you’re jetting off aboard, holidaying in Britain, or planning a relaxing at home staycation, I’ve put together some helpful holiday photo tips for you. Please feel free to share your own photography tips by posting them here on our blog or Facebook page. In keeping with the holiday theme, don’t forget to enter our Around the World in 80 photo competition. The competition is currently racing around America and we have a gorgeous gallery of photos that will definitely inspire you!  
Competitions Creative Ideas

My East End competition winners

July 2, 2010
It’s time to forget the soap version of Eastenders and take a trip down the East End’s Roman Road to experience the real thing. PhotoBox recently sponsored the My East End photography competition, so last night I was happy to attend the prize ceremony and enjoy the exhibition preview. The competition invited amateur & pro photographers alike to document their view of London’s East End.   Judge and well-known photographer Martin Parr described the entries as, ‘A great way of learning about the East End’. Whilst fellow judge Kate Edwards, Picture Editor of the Guardian Weekend Magazine, was most impressed by the children’s category. She commented ‘There were some really intriguing and surprising images. It’s great to see a community’s version of their own world.’   Congratulations to all the winners, especially Agnese Sanvito who bagged first prize in the adult profession category with the photo shown above. All the entries can be seen on the My East End website and the exhibition is on at the Four Corners gallery until 14th August. Love competitions? Don’t forget our fantastic Around the World in 80 days photo competition! Have a great weekend

Win an African safari adventure holiday

June 29, 2010
Our Around the World in 80 Days photo competition has certainly captured your imagination. We’ve had load of entries pouring in, helping us race around Africa with just a few countries left to cover. We’ve had stunning photos of the people and wildlife, plus spectacular landscapes from beautiful beaches to the dense jungle and of course those famous African sunsets. It’s an amazing collection of photos, meaning us judges are certainly going to be kept very busy!     You need to hurry if you’re going to join the African leg of our journey. You’ve got until midday this Friday, 2nd July, to enter your Africa photos and be in with a chance of winning an amazing adventure holiday! After that, our race takes us to America, in time to celebrate Independence Day on 4th July. Photos at the ready – come join the fun!  
Company News

PhotoBox iPhone App just launched

June 25, 2010
There are plenty of iPhone owners in the PhotoBox office and it goes without saying we’re all PhotoBox fans. So when you, our customers, started asking for an iPhone app to make it even easier to access your PhotoBox photos, we we’re only too willing to oblige. The app is all about using PhotoBox on the go. Therefore the only name to opt for was the ‘does what it says on the tin’ approach, so guess what….it’s called PhotoBox2Go! The new app lets you upload photos on your iPhone to our safe and free online storage with ease. You can also view your PhotoBox photos wherever you are to impress your friends with your exploits. Just give it a go then let us know what you think!  

Wonderland weekend winner

June 23, 2010
We’ve had loads of entries for our recent Alice in Wonderland competition, inspired by the release of the new Disney Alice in Wonderland DVD. Our lucky winner, picked out of the Mad Hatters hat, is Andrea Batty!   Congratulations Andrea, I’m sure you’ll be grinning like the Cheshire Cat as you enjoy your luxury weekend away at the original Alice’s Oxfordshire home, the deluxe Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel. Your prize is a 2 night stay, £100 spending money and your very own tea party. Enjoy! Anyone else in the competition mood, we’ve got our ‘Here comes summer’ photo competition on Facebook and of course our ongoing Around the World in 80 Days photo challenge. Join the fun