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LTL Broxtowe Country Park
LTL Broxtowe Country Park

We appealed for you to get out and about and capture eyecatching shots as part of our brilliant Specsavers Life Thru The Lens photographic competition — and you haven’t disappointed.

Stunning shots of sunsets, snow scenes and iconic sites in the town have readily been sent in by those hoping to win a top digital camera worth hundreds of pounds provided by our sponsor Specsavers, of Bath Street, Ilkeston.

Among the entries that have flooded into our email inbox is this shot taken by Jackie Kirkland, of Kimberley, of a robin at Shipley Country Park.

Both the Advertiser
and Specsavers have joined forces to bring you this wonderful opportunity, now it is down to you, our readers, to get out and about with your cameras and smartphones and start capturing wonderful images.

The only limit is your ambition and creative flair. Can you sum up the town’s industrial heritage in a single shot? Perhaps the old Kimberley Brewery would provide the perfect backdrop?

The next step is to email or post your entry to us with specific details (SEE BELOW).

The competition will run for several weeks to allow you to take advantage of the changing seasons to add atmosphere to your shots.

And we will showcase some of your entries each week in the paper and online.

Once the competition closes, a group of finalists will be selected before a panel of judges select the overall winner.

There will then be a presentation night at the Specsavers store where the finalists’ images will also be exhibited.

As mentioned, Specsavers Ilkeston is providing a top prize of a top digital camera.

Krishna Parmar, director at Ilkeston Specsavers, said: “We’re really pleased to be sponsoring Life Thru the Lens . We can’t wait to see your entries.”