Enter your photos for our Specsavers Life Thru the Lens competition

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Do you enjoy grabbing that eyecatching photograph, regardless of whether it’s a snap taken with your top digital camera or your smartphone?

If the answer is yes, then it’s time for you to enter our brilliant photographic competition, Specsavers Life Thru the Lens.

We staged the contest in conjunction with Specsavers of Bath Street, Ilkeston for the first time last year and it was a huge success.

So it was a clearcut decision whether or not to run it again this year.

And once again we have joined forces with Specsavers to offer a top digital camera, worth hundreds of pounds, as the top prize.

Now all that is left is for you to take a look at our rules (SEE RIGHT) and then grab your camera or smartphone and get out and about in the area to take your snaps.

The subject you choose is up to you but it must have a clear link to the Eastwood or Kimberley area.

It could be an image that captures our industrial past, a shot of an eye catching green space, local wildlife or even a local sporting occasion.

The only real limit is your ambition and imagination.

The next step is to email or post your entry to us with certain details.

The competition will run for several months to allow you to take advantage of the changing seasons and there are no age restrictions.

We will also showcase some of your entries each week in the paper and online.

Once we close the entries a team of judges will sift through all the brilliant photographs and narrow them down to ten finalists before deciding on the winner.

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

Ilkeston Specsavers director Krishna Parmar said: “We were delighted with how things went last year.

“There were some stunning photos entered and I can’t wait to see what people come up with this time around.”


Email your entries to news@eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk or post them to Specsavers Life Thru The Lens, Eastwood&Kimberley Advertiser, 8 Heanor Road, Ilkeston DE7 8ER.

If emailing your photograph, it must be attached in jpeg format and the email must say Life Thru The Lens in the subject field.

For postal entries, the envelope must be marked as Specsavers Life Thru The Lens.

Photographs must have been taken within the last year and the competition is limited to TWO entries per person.

Details that must be included with each entry are:

Where and when each photograph was taken;

The photographer’s FULL name, age and FULL postal address;

And day and evening contact telephone numbers.

No computer-manipulated images will be accepcted and photographs must be your own work. Entries are copyright of the Ilkeston Advertiser.

The finalists and winner will be chosen by a panel of judges and their decision is final. Usual competition rules apply.