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One Summer's Day: Time to get snap happy!

Grab your camera and show us what Northern Ireland means to you


Published 20/06/2013

FLASHBACK: Winners and entries from One Summer's Day in 2012
FLASHBACK: Winners and entries from One Summer's Day in 2012
Amy Stevenson (15) won the secondary school age category of the competition in 2012 with this quirky shot of her sisters jumping
Dear Sir/Madam, I attach my photograph for the 'onesummersday' photographic competition. It is in the third, 'open for everyone' category. It's title is 'Simplicity'. It was taken in Correl Glen Nature Reserve, County Fermanagh. The idea behind the picture is that although rain often brings little cheer, we can't live without it. Rain is life. These rain drops induce wonder, stillness and silence. We can't reserve feelings of well-being for sunny days. Yours faithfully,Laurence Speight
Moonlite LoughinislandMy husband and I were returning home from a night out.  We stopped so that I could (attempt to) capture (on film) serenity and stillness of the moon, shining over the Loughinisland waters. Submitted by Frances WhiffenOpen Category
Please find attached my entry into the competition.This was taken on the Jubilee weekend as the sun went down over the White Rocks brother Mark was home from Vancouver for the month and as he captured his own picture of the sun setting I was able to capture him doing so.Ruth Crampton (30)Newtownabbey
Violet Stockdale, Crossgar - third category 'Twins on the lookout' - these two pigs caught my eye on an early morning walk on the outskirts of Crossgar
Violet Stockdale, Crossgar - third category (61) 'Fairytale castle' - in Killyleag
WINNER: Luke Townsley Age: 6 Ballynahinch This is my dog Amber, she jumps for joy when she sees the sun come out!
For entry into the "everyone else" category. Please find attached photograph "Purple Rain" taken on 30 June 2012, late evening, on a very wet and cold quayside in Londonderry at the Derry - Londonderry Clipper Maritime Festival. In the photo is myself and my niece, Gillian Dunn and two unidentified stilt walkers. The photo was taken by my sister, Janet Dunn. Many thanksShirley Fulton
Name: South Isaiaj CuatrizAge:12 Years oldCategory:SecondaryIn this picture is the silhouette of my dad who is watching the colourful sky light up by the sunrise and enjoying the peacefulness of Whitehead in the morning.Whitehead is special to me because me and my family used to walk here on sunny days in summer. It also reminds me of the days where my dad taught me about taking photos.
Here is my photo taken on 30th June 2012. It is a picture of Stormont Estate (after the rain). Stephen Lam (aged:41) from Belfast
Kilkeel harbour. by Stephen Wilson
Kilkeel harbour. by Stephen Wilson
Kilkeel harbour. by Stephen Wilson
From Tim Geary age 63 This photograph was taken on 30th June 2012 At Browns Bay, Islandmagee. A small, relatively unknown bay, but one rich in wildlife and from which one can view the Glory of the Antrim coast in a wide variety of climactic Moods. The Mull of Kintyre is obscured by the rain squall in the centre of the horizon, but reappeared shortly thereafter. I have hundreds of photographs of Browns Bay and they are all different. Its what I love about this country.RegardsTim Geary
Dear Sir, Please find attached photograph take as requested on 30th June 2012 for entry to your competition. This is a typical summers day held throughout the UK as well as Northern Ireland played in goodspirit between teams and played regardless of weather conditions. Yours Tom MillarAdult Categorie
Belfast Castle,Tracy Hawthorne (over 21!) Belfast Castle is very special as it is where I got married.My 2 year old son adores the gardens,especially the cats and fountain and we had a lovely time exploring today and searching for bumblebees.Also the view across the city is phenomenol.
I refer to my email last night in submission of my onesummersday photographand omitted to confirm that the people, viewing the swans at Mount Stewart,were in full knowledge of the event, and agreeable that their images could beused should the photograph be published in the Belfast Telegraph, at any timein the future.Trevor MoffetOn Sun, Jul 1, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Trevor Moffet wrote:Photograph taken on Saturday 30th June 2012, at Mount StewartGardens, Newtownards, and shows visitors appreciating the closeviewing of two adult mute swans, together with their seven week oldfamily of six cygnets, next to their nest on the bank of the round lake. Mother nature - fresh air - exercise - family involvement - no computers! 73 year old amateur photographer (hobby)
Photo taken at Castlerock beach, a very relaxing place! Stuart Letson

It's almost time to get your camera out and capture what Northern Ireland means to you for a major photography competition.

The Belfast Telegraph has teamed up with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) to host the fourth annual One Summer's Day event.

For a chance to win a short break, we want you to take a photograph that illustrates best what Northern Ireland means to you.

All photographs, however, have to be taken on just one day this summer – Saturday, June 29.

Belfast Telegraph picture editor Gerry Fitzgerald said One Summer's Day has generated thousands of great images over the last three years.

"The idea behind the competition is that as many people as possible across the country go out on June 29 and take a photograph of somewhere in Northern Ireland that is important to them," he explained.

"It may involve people or pets, it may be an action shot, or it may just be a beautiful scenic photograph. It's really up to the individual photographer."

The top 100 photographs selected will be included in a special commemorative supplement which will be produced and distributed inside the Belfast Telegraph in September.

Competition entries will be split into three categories – one for primary school children, one for secondary school children, and a third category for everyone else. It is important that entrants clearly mark their age and category when submitting their entry. Closing date for entries is Saturday, July 13, with winners announced in September.

Ahead of the big day on June 29 the Telegraph and NITB are asking readers to tell us where in Northern Ireland you would like to photograph and why.

Send your answer with a photo of yourself in an email to

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