A seasonal gift from us

Life Thru Lens snow tree
Life Thru Lens snow tree
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Tinsel, decorations and bauble-laden trees might seem like an eternity away.

But we at the Advertiser has got Christmas in mind this week when it somes to our Specsavers Life Thru The Lens photographic competition.

For we have decided to keep it open until the festive season to give you the chance to submit photos that capture winter in a bid to win a top digital camera worth hundreds of pounds provided by our sponsor Specsavers, of Bath Street, Ilkeston.

A mong the entries that have flooded into our email inbox is this shot of an eyecatching spot near covered in snow captured by Peter Taylor.

Both the ‘Tiser 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 former Kimberley Brewery would provide the perfect backdrop?

The next step is to email or post your entries to us with specific details (SEE

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 the latest 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.”

Email entries to news@ilkestonadvertiser.co.uk.