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Still time to enter competition telling the story of the city

03/01/2013

PEOPLE wanting to take part in a photo competition showcasing Leicester's cultural and historic identity still have time to enter.

Leicester's libraries are running the Story of Leicester photo competition which will showcase the most iconic, striking, original and beautiful pictures bringing to life the city's heritage and thriving culture.

Winners will be chosen in two categories - People of Leicester and City Heritage, and Children's Leicester for under-16s. The winning images will be used on library membership cards and key tags.

Entrants must be library members - and becoming a member is free to do at any city library.

The closing date for entries is Sunday, January 27, following which a panel of judges will shortlist five photos from each category.

People will then be able to vote online for the winners, from Monday, February 4, to Friday, February 8. Everyone who votes will also automatically be entered into a prize draw to win £50 worth of book vouchers.

Leicester Assistant City Mayor for neighbourhood services, Cllr Sarah Russell, said: "Leicester has an exceptionally rich history which has helped to create the multi-faceted city that we know today, and this competition is a wonderful chance for people to get thinking about what best captures the story and character of the city for them.

"I look forward to seeing the range of entries that we receive."

Photos must be at 1MB in size, and should be emailed along with a brief description of no more than 50 words explaining why the photo best represents the Story of Leicester. Entries should also include the entrants' name, address, telephone number and library card membership number, along with the date and location of the photo.

Entries should be emailed to: Librarycompetitions@leicester.gov.uk

The Story of Leicester is an initiative bringing together the 2,000-year story of Leicester’s history, marking key events and heritage from its Iron Age beginnings through to its modern–day status as a bustling major city.

Further details of the competition and all Leicester Libraries activities are available at: www.leicester.gov.uk/libraries or by calling 0116 252 6762.

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