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These little beauties are clear winners

July 16, 2010
Are you ready for the results of our last Facebook photo competition? Well here goes! The latest challenge was to capture ‘beauty in the eye of the beholder’. As always Antia & I have loved the various ways you guys have enjoyed interpreting the theme. As the results were so diverse we’ve picked three winners so, as they like to say on X Factor, the winners are in no particular order are….. This gorgeous mother and baby shot from Lisa King, lots of you loved this one and how could we not be moved by such an amazing photo. Next up there’s Emma Toner’s shot of this lovely little boy being completely entranced, it’s exactly what we love about kids, the way they are in awe of things that adults often don’t take a second glace at, great use of the theme.   Last, but by no means least, we’re impressed by the dedication shown by Tracy Buchan who took this photo especially for the competition, a very literal and effective interpretation. Well done to you all!   Our next Facebook competition is greed – go have some fun with it. Deadline is midnight on Monday, winner gets one of our new Box Framed Prints. Plus don’t forget our Around the World in 80 Days competition for a chance to win a trip of a lifetime to India. Have a great weekend
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Box-fresh from PhotoBox

July 14, 2010
We know how much you like to enjoy your photos, so as part of our mission to help you make the most of them we’ve got a brand new product for you – Box Framed Prints! Our recent wall art launches, including Ornate Framed Canvas Prints and Gallery Framed Prints, have proved pretty popular so we decided to keep with the same theme. These Box Framed beauties are the perfect setting for a favourite photo. Hang them straight on your wall, or display them as freestanding photos on your bookshelf or desk. How’s that for versatile? More good news is that we’ve also extended our range of Canvas Prints to offer you 7 more sizes. As I said it’s all about giving you the chance to enjoy your photos your way! Take a look and let us know what you think.

The light in our lives winner

July 13, 2010
Wow! The entries for our recent light competition suggested by Glen, cheers mate, have been fantastic. We’ve had lots of beautifully lit shots, gorgeous sunsets, clever light tricks – you name it you went for it! Having had a good look at all the entries, our winner is this dazzlingly colourful fairground shot from Steph Cray. Well done Steph! Love the bright lights and how you’ve captured the movement, and of course the feeling of all the fun of the fair. We’re also awarding a special runner up prize to Wendy Hudson for this gorgeous shot which made a big impression on us too. Thanks to everyone for joining in, until our next Facebook competition you can always enter our Around the World in 80 Days competition for a chance to win a holiday. Congratulations also go to our Ben who is celebrating his birthday today. He’s the light of our lives today as he’s brought us lots of yummy treats to the office. Happy birthday! Enjoy the day  
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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!  
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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