Wonderful Weston photos wanted for calendar

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 August 2015

Birnbeck Pier, Weston.

Birnbeck Pier, Weston.


THE Mercury is today backing a competition which could see your photos of beautiful Weston-super-Mare sold across town, while also helping to save crumbling Birnbeck Pier.

A calendar competition is being launched today (Thursday) in conjunction with the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust (BRT) and the people of Weston are being called on to submit their best photos.

Titled Weston At Its Finest, the competition seeks to celebrate everything which is great about our town and we are looking for people to submit their images of Weston landmarks and landscapes looking their finest.

Judges will then choose a shortlist of five photos per month and Mercury readers will vote for the winning photo for each month of the calendar, which will go on sale before Christmas.

All proceeds from the competition will go directly to the BRT, which is raising money to restore Birnbeck Pier to its former glory.

Trustee Neil O’Donoghue said: “We have got so many places in town which are magnificent – Birnbeck Pier, Marine Lake and the Beach Lawns are just some.

“The competition gives people the chance to show off our town at its finest, while helping to restore Birnbeck Pier to its finest state at the same time.

“If anyone has a photo of a location around town looking great – be that the High Street, Sand Bay or anywhere else – we want to know about it.”

To enter the competition, email your photos to birnbeckcalendar@archant.co.uk by 10am on October 7. The final shortlist and information about the voting process will be announced in the Mercury on October 15.

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