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Magnificent Mournes are heights of pleasure

By Maureen Coleman

The majestic Mourne Mountains and stunning Cavehill in north Belfast hold special memories for broadcasters Carolyn Stewart and Emma Louise Johnston.

For U105’s Carolyn, the view of the Mournes from Newcastle beach is a favourite — and the one she would choose to photograph for the Belfast Telegraph’s One Summer’s Day competition.

“This destination has always been a family favourite,” she said.

“Any time I asked my late father if he would like to take a drive to that spot, he had his slippers off and shoes on before I’d even finished the question.

“For me, the sandy beach and sparkling water and Slieve Donard offers a timeless beauty along with great memories.”

Radio and television presenter Emma Louise Johnston also has a particularly romantic reason why she would like to capture Cavehill in a photographic capsule of life in Northern Ireland.

“I grew up in the area just below the Cavehill and have such fond memories of going there as a child and also an adult,” she said.

“It’s also where my husband proposed on a crisp, sunny October evening overlooking Belfast at dusk.”

There are three categories in the competition launched by the Belfast Telegraph and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board — primary school, secondary school and everyone else.

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@| with a short note explaining the picture’s content and what makes it so special. Closing date, June 30.

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