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Beachy head: Alan Wilson snapped his daughter buried in sand during a day trip to Portrush

Beachy head: Alan Wilson snapped his daughter buried in sand during a day trip to Portrush

Alison Smith's snap of the Puppet Picnic Parade

Alison Smith's snap of the Puppet Picnic Parade

Ballyholme Bay by Barbara Groves

Ballyholme Bay by Barbara Groves

Taking the hay in by Michael Gormley

Taking the hay in by Michael Gormley

Celtic warriors at Navan Fort by Joan Grenvill

Celtic warriors at Navan Fort by Joan Grenvill

Columbo cools down on the beach by Paul Clarke

Columbo cools down on the beach by Paul Clarke

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Beachy head: Alan Wilson snapped his daughter buried in sand during a day trip to Portrush

A pet dog splashing about on the beach, Celtic warriors watching the sunrise and farmers toiling in their fields are among the hundreds of images entered in our One Summer’s Day competition.

There has been an overwhelming response from readers keen to show off their photographic skills, with fledgling snappers sending in photographs they captured of Northern Ireland on Saturday June 19.

Alan Wilson submitted a fun picture of his daughter buried in the sand on a visit to the beach at Portrush. Another reader, Joan Grenvill, sent in a beautiful image of Navan Fort over the summer solstice weekend with staff as Celtic warriors blessing their swords at dawn.

The options available to entrants were limitless, attracting images in the collection ranging from adrenalin junkies kite-surfing at Ballyholme Bay from Barbara Groves to a delightful snap by Alison Smith of Mr Tummus at a puppet parade in Belfast.

Organised by the Belfast Telegraph and Northern Ireland Tourist Board, the aim of Northern Ireland’s largest mass participation photographic competition is to get a snapshot of what people were up to and how Northern Ireland looked on one summer’s day in 2010.

Paul Clarke from Newtownards sent in a cute photograph of Columbo the dog cooling down at the beach, which he hopes will win his category.

Meanwhile Michael Gormley from Pomeroy is convinced his summer day is best summed up by an image of sun-kissed hay beng loaded on a trailer.

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Judging for the three categories in the contest — primary school, secondary school and everyone else, will take place on Monday July 19.

The lucky competition winners will receive a family break in Northern Ireland.

Their award-winning shots, along with the best of the rest, will be announced in the Belfast Telegraph on Monday, August 9.

In addition a 12-page supplement will appear with this newspaper on Wednesday, August 11 — providing a photographic time capsule of a Northern Irish summer.


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