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Can You Picture the Coast with the Most?

Is your life a beach? Do you love walking hand in hand on the Fylde coast sand? If that’s the case, the next time you’re out there – take a camera!

The ‘LOVEmyBEACH’ campaign has launched a photography competition to build a portfolio of images of beautiful North West beaches and bathing waters.

The competition is open to all photographers, whether you love to snap away on your mobile, or compose a spectacular shot with a swanky SLR. But hurry – photos need to be submitted by 9am on Monday 3 February. You can send your entries by email to [email protected] or submit them via @LOVEmyBEACH_NW on Twitter or Facebook.

The prize for the best photo is a year’s membership with photography company Wild Arena. The company provides a series of events and trips tailor-made for keen snappers interested in wildlife and photography.

The competition will be judged by worldwide fashion and sports photographer Guy Farrow, whose clients include Land Rover, Vivienne Westwood for English National Ballet, and stars from sport and football. Guy has recently featured in the World’s Best 200 Ad Photographers – you can see his work on his website.

 Guy said:
My kids love going to the beach at Blackpool! I can’t wait to see the entries as I just know there’ll be lots of great shots. We’re looking for really engaging photos where you can see the water and preferably people enjoying their time there. I know it’s winter but people are out there in all weathers and when the sky is blue and the sun is shining it’s great to be on the beach.

There are 32 bathing water beaches in the North West – you’ll find the full list on the LOVEmyBeach site – so take your pick and get snapping.

Submitted photos will be used to promote the LOVEmyBEACH campaign – ‘working together to keep our local beaches and bathing waters clean’. For more information on the competition and how to get involved, visit the website.

The LOVEmyBEACH campaign is being delivered through the Turning Tides Partnership, working with groups across the region such as Fylde Peninsula Water Management Group and Morecambe Bay Partnership. The Turning Tides Partnership comprises Keep Britain Tidy, Blackpool Council, Sefton Council, Barrow Council, United Utilities, the Environment Agency, National Farmers Union, Marine Conservation Society and British Destinations.

Top 5 ways to LOVEmyBEACH:

  • Don’t drop litter
  • Pick up your dog’s poo
  • Think before your pour
  • Think before you flush
  • Check your drains are connected right

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