Calling all snappers!

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The deadline is approaching for the Chamber’s new photographic competition.

If you fancy yourself as the next Mario Testino or David Bailey, please send us your pics for use on a fundraising calendar. All entries must arrive by Friday 27 August 2010.

 The calendar will be on sale in time for Christmas to raise awareness of the town’s beauty and encourage locals and tourists to visit, as well as raising money for Chamber funds.

The photographs can display anything that you think shows the town at its best. This could be its streets, its architecture, its businesses, its lovely location, or its people (though please get their permission!) The calendars will go on sale in shops throughout the town in time for the Christmas trade.

The Chamber cannot offer a prize to the winning photographers, but they will receive recognition by name in the calendar, on the Chamber’s website, and in the local media.

 Please make sure your photos are of a high resolution quality so that they can be reproduced in print. (Set your digital camera to the highest resolution setting, rather than its default, and this should produce an image which is around 2mb or more in size.)

 If you would like to enter the competition, please send your photos by email to or by post, as a hard copy or on a CD, to Cockermouth & District Chamber of Trade, c/o Saint & Co Accountants, Unit 3, Lakeland Business Park, CA13 0QT. Please enclose your name, address, age (if under 18), and a contact telephone number.