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One Summer's Day: Make it a date for our photo competition

By Claire Williamson

Take one photo on one day and you could win the biggest photographic competition in Northern Ireland.

It's time to make sure your cameras and mobile phones are charged and ready to go as the One Summer's Day competition is less than a month away.

Make sure you have saved the date as the Belfast Telegraph has once again teamed up with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) to launch the fifth annual mass participation photography event. This competition is unique to any other in that all the photos entered have to be taken on the same day – Saturday, August 2.

Mark the date in your diary or set a reminder in your phone, and on that day take a picture that illustrates what Northern Ireland means to you.

While there are no rules as to what you can snap, Belfast Telegraph picture editor Peter Rainey is urging entrants not to feel restricted to taking photos of landscapes. He said: "One Summer's Day is a very unique and personal competition in that there are no restrictions on what you can take a picture of. It's about choosing the right place at the right time."

Once taken, the photograph should be sent via email to with a short note explaining the content of the picture and what makes it so special and you could be in with a chance of winning a short break in Northern Ireland, courtesy of NITB.

The top 100 photographs will be included in a special commemorative supplement, which will be produced and distributed in September.

How to enter

Photographs to be taken ONLY on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

Entries will be split into three categories – primary school, secondary school and adult.

Entrants must mark clearly their age and category when submitting their entry. Send your entry via email to onesummersday@belfasttelegraph. with a note explaining the content of the picture and what makes it so special. The closing date for entries is Saturday, August 16 with winners to be announced in September. Failure to comply with any of the above rules and regulations will result in disqualification.

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