Photographers invited to Picture Jersey


PJ 2014 kitesPicture Jersey 2014 winning image by David Evans

If you have stayed at a Luxury Jersey hotel then you may have been offered a complimentary postcard showing a beautiful Jersey scene.

Those postcards, which promote the island around the world, show images taken by amateur and professional photographers, and we have launched Picture Jersey 2015, to find the six shots that capture the life and vibrancy of Jersey.

Guests find them to be a delightful way of contacting friends and family, and we want to encourage photographers to submit photos that are not only beautiful but also show some of Jersey's wonderful character.

How to enter

Photographers have until 24 October to upload their images here.

The judges will select five winners and ten shortlisted photos for the Jersey Evening Post Readers' Choice. These ten will then be displayed on the JEP and Luxury Jersey websites, and in the Broad Street post office, and the public will be encouraged to vote for their favourite.

Previous Picture Jersey competitions have attracted around 800 entries. This year the six winners will again each receive a two-night stay for two at one of the Luxury Jersey Hotels locations: The Atlantic Hotel, The Club Hotel & Spa, Hotel de France, The Royal Yacht Hotel, Grand Jersey and L'Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa.

The winners will be announced in November, and the postcards will be distributed from March 2015.

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2014 winning image by Sue Baudins 

The criteria

The JEP's Picture Editor, Peter Mourant, who has been a judge since Picture Jersey started, said: 'There are some locations and scenes that truly reflect Jersey's beauty, and there is a natural tendency for photographers to submit images taken there. This year we have changed the emphasis slightly and, while we are still looking for images that capture Jersey's beauty, we also want ones that capture the island's vibrancy and life.

'We are not going to be terribly prescriptive; the winning photos could capture Jersey's history and heritage, its natural beauty, or the vibrancy of life here. What we do want to find is six images that make the viewer feel a little closer to Jersey. I am sure that the public will also feel that when they vote for the Readers' Choice.'

PJ 2014 tower2014 winning picture by Mary Horton

About Picture Jersey

Picture Jersey is run by Luxury Jersey Hotels in association with the Jersey Evening Post, and is sponsored by Jersey Post. The postcards are given free to guests staying at Luxury Jersey Hotels and are also sold by Jersey Post to raise money for charity.

Jersey Post will sell the postcards in the Post Office to raise money for the organisation's 2015 chosen charity.

Jersey Post's Marketing Manager Catherine Gasston, said: "By sponsoring Picture Jersey, and selling the postcards, we are helping Islanders to create something that not only promotes the Island as fantastic tourist destination but also raises money for a worthy cause. Last year we sold out of the cards and raised £750 for Macmillan Jersey Cancer Support, and we are looking forward to supporting our 2015 charity in the same way."

PJ 2014 winnersThe Picture Jersey 2014 winners




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