The focus is on Jersey as the Picture Jersey photography competition launches for a second year

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Picture Jersey 2013 winners. Picture: Peter Mourant

‘Jersey’s a beautiful place. Let’s help people get the picture!’ is one of the taglines of the annual Picture Jersey competition which launches this February for the second year. Luxury Jersey Hotels, the Jersey Evening Post and Jersey Post are again looking for high quality, compelling shots that capture the island’s character to create a limited series of unique visitor postcards.

The month-long Picture Jersey photography competition in conjunction with the Jersey Evening Post challenges amateur and professional photographers to come up with a winning shot of their favourite island view, from coastal panoramas to countryside scenes. Jersey Evening Post’s Picture Editor Peter Mourant explains: ‘We all have a part of the island that’s special to us, and the Picture Jersey competition encourages people to get out there and capture their favourite view of Jersey, or explore their photo archive to find an image that sums up what Jersey means to them.’

This year’s winners will be chosen by a panel of judges including Peter Mourant, Picture Editor at Jersey Evening Post, Patrick Burke, owner of The Atlantic Hotel and Chairman of Luxury Jersey Hotels and Kevin Keen, CEO at Jersey Post. Jersey Evening Post readers will again get a chance to vote for their favourite view; one of the winning images will be a ‘Readers’ Choice’, chosen from a shortlist by the public. The six winners each receive a luxury hotel stay, as well as seeing their photographs featuring as a limited series of Jersey postcards, made possible by sponsorship from Jersey Post. Kevin Keen, Chief Executive of Jersey Post, said: ‘Jersey Post is delighted to support the Picture Jersey competition again this year. Tourism remains essential to our island’s economy and it’s vital to promote Jersey wherever we can. Using handwritten postcards featuring photos from local residents is an innovative way of communicating the island’s beauty and appeal to potential visitors. We hope this year’s competition proves to be as popular as the last.’

Last year’s Picture Jersey competition had an overwhelming response, with almost 500 entries featuring a wide spectrum of island views from beach sunsets to hidden bays and colourful snapshots of island life. Patrick Burke, chairman of Luxury Jersey Hotels and owner of The Atlantic Hotel said: ‘The quality and quantity of entries last year proved not only that Jersey is an exceptionally photogenic location, but also confirmed the calibre of the many talented photographers in our island. We felt privileged to be able to share the six beautiful winning images with our guests as a selection of free Jersey postcards, and look forward to another outstanding selection of shots for Picture Jersey 2014.’

The Jersey Evening Post’s Picture Jersey 2014 competition in conjunction with Luxury Jersey Hotels and Jersey Post will run from the 5th February 2014. Full details of how to enter along with a link to the terms and conditions will be published in the Jersey Evening Post.

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