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One Summer's Day photography competition: One week to go, so snap to it

By Amanda Ferguson

Cameras at the ready – One Summer's Day is just days away.

On Saturday, August 2 we want you to get involved in our annual mass participation photography event.

For a fifth year we have teamed up with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) to get you out and about to capture the best of our lives and landscapes on that day.

You could win a short staycation break, courtesy of NITB, and the best 100 photographs will be included in a special commemorative supplement, which will be produced and distributed in September.

Belfast Telegraph picture editor Peter Rainey is looking forward to receiving readers' snaps.

He wants people to let their imaginations run wild so whatever summer means to you, we want to see it, whether it's a breathtaking landscape, family pet or party, or something more unusual.

Peter said: "We are hoping to once again attract a large number of entries to the competition and know that people will come up with varied and interesting images of Northern Ireland on August 2."

Meanwhile, chef Niall McKenna and sports presenter Denise Watson shared details of the locations they would most like to photograph on August 2.

Denise said: "I'd like to photograph the lake at the centre of Hillsborough Forest Park on a sunny day as it is stunningly beautiful and it reminds me of easy Sundays walking in the park with my family."

Niall would choose Belfast and Portaferry for the locations where he would like to take his One Summer's Day pictures. "I actually have two favourite places that I would photograph; one in Belfast would be Commercial Court where the Duke of York is. It is such a unique place as you think you are far removed from the city centre, it's idyllic." he said.

"The second would be at Portaferry looking down on Strangford Lough at dusk, it's pretty special."

How to enter

Photos are 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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