Updated: 27/07/10 : 10:56:15
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‘Capture a Sligo Summer Moment’

LookWest.ie Photo Competition to Capture the Buzz and Magic of Sligo

The Western Development Commission (WDC) has launched a photo competition to capture a Sligo summer moment as part of its LookWest.ie initiative to promote the Western Region as a great place to live, work and do business.

The competition, in association with Capture Gallery and Sligo Chamber, will take place as part of the summer programme of festivals and events and LookWest.ie wants people to share their most inspiring, exciting, fun-filled photos capturing the perfect Sligo Summer moment.  Landscapes, surf-scapes, festivals, gigs and summer fun-filled shots - the competition will capture the buzz and magic of Sligo and the organisers are especially looking forward to seeing great photos from the Lissadell concerts and surrounding fringe events.

Ian Brannigan, Development Manager at WDC said: “This July, all eyes are on Sligo for sunshine, surf, sailing, GAA and, above all, the eagerly anticipated Leonard Cohen and Westlife concerts at Lissadell House.  We are asking people to get out their cameras and show how their county shines.  Simply 'snap and send' your images via www.LookWest.ie or email photos to photos@lookwest.ie “

The competition will run for the month of July and prizes will include a netbook from local broadband provider, Fastcom Broadband.  A shortlist of the top 20 photographs will be chosen by a judging panel of Sligo photographers. The shortlisted photos will be exhibited from Wednesday August 4th until Saturday August 14th at the recently opened Capture Gallery, Sligo’s only dedicated fine art photography exhibition space. The winning photo will be chosen from the shortlist of 20 by a public vote during the photo exhibition in Capture Gallery and online via LookWest.ie

“Because the competition is online, people from all over the world can look west and join in the fun.  Through the photos they will see the beauty and the character of county Sligo and that will help promote the Western Region as an attractive location for enterprise,” Mr Brannigan concluded.

The competition will run for the month of July. To enter log on to www.LookWest.ie or email photos to photos@lookwest.ie

Photo: Laura Hunt - Youth Photographer Sligo, Ian Brannigan – Regional Development Manager, Western Development Commission, Rebecca Stevens - Sligo Chamber and Jonathan Hill  Capture Photography Gallery Sligo at the Launch of Lookwest.ie Photography Competition.
Photo: Colin Gillen/framelight.ie