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One Summer's Day

By Maureen Coleman

She's one of Northern Ireland’s greatest sporting legends — so it’s no surprise that Dame Mary Peters would choose to capture a moment of sporting glory for the Belfast Telegraph’s One Summer’s Day photographic competition.









The Olympic gold medallist is encouraging people from across the province to get snapping on one specific day in summer — Saturday, June 19.

One Summer’s Day, launched by the Belfast Telegraph and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, is asking thousands of people to create a photographic capsule of summer in the province. It is hoped the results will offer an historic snapshot of all aspects of life in Northern Ireland on June 19.

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Throwing her weight behind the contest, Dame Mary Peters said: “I would love to be at the Mary Peters Track or another venue taking snaps of the next generation of sports stars.”

While Dame Mary will be concentrating on the young sporting heroes of the future, thousands of other amateur photographers will be snapping special places that mean something to them.

Belfast Telegraph picture editor Gerry Fitzgerald said: “Hopefully, when we collate all the entries, we will have a unique snapshot of how Northern Ireland looked and what people were doing on one summer’s day in 2010.”

Competition entries will be split into three categories — one for primary school children, one for secondary schools and a third category for everyone else.

The photographs must be taken on June 19 and entries should be in June 30.



How Do I Send A Picture?

Click here to open the email page. Attach your picture (Go to File and press "Attach/Add Attachment" - locate your picture and press "OK"). Don't forget to write a short note explaining the picture’s content and what makes it so special. Also tell us what category you are entering: There are three categories: one for primary school children, one for secondary schools and a third category for everyone else.

How To Enter

All ‘One Summer’s Day’ photographic entries have to be taken in Northern Ireland on Saturday, June 19.

The aim is to offer a snapshot of how Northern Ireland looked and what people were doing on one summer’s day in 2010.

Winners of each category will receive a family break in Northern Ireland.

The top 100 photographs will be included in a supplement.

Photographs should be sent, via email, to: onesummersday@|belfasttelegraph.co.uk with a short note explaining the picture’s content and what makes it so special. Closing date, June 30.

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