Bangor boy Pete Snodden has happy memories of his childhood by the sea.
And it’s the scenic beauty of the north Down coast that the Cool FM presenter would like to capture forever in a photographic capsule of Northern Irish life.
Pete is supporting the One Summer’s Day competition, which aims to get a record number of amateur photographers snapping on one specific day this summer, this Saturday, June 19.
The competition, launched by the Belfast Telegraph and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, is open to everyone and it is hoped as many people as possible will take part in the contest to provide an historic snapshot of life in the province on that day.
Pete said his perfect picture would be the coastal views of the town where he grew up.
“For me it would be the view over Bangor Bay and Crawfordsburn and the view out to sea as the sun sets,” he said.
“It’s the town that I’m from and those views take me back to my childhood.
“To this day I still would like to live by the shore. Maybe one day.”
Pete is the second well-known name to back the One Summer’s Day competition. Dame Mary Peters said she would capture the rising young sports stars of the future as her ideal photographic subject.
The photographs can feature a place of beauty, an action shot, people or pets, but every entry must be taken on June 19. The deadline for entries is 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.