You may recall a survey from yesterday that claimed around 44 per cent of people use their handset as their main camera – and it’s on the rise. If you want an excuse to use yours, how about the chance to win a Sony K800i, not to mention the title of Cameraphone News Photographer of the Year 2006.
Sony Ericsson and The Times is encouraging photographers of all abilities to use their mobile handsets to capture images that would be worthy of gracing the pages of a top UK newspaper. All you have to do is snap and send your pictures via MMS to 07834 885 058. Images will then be uploaded onto www.timesonline.co.uk where the public can admire submitted entries.
Entries are divided into three categories – sport, current affairs and landscape/environment. Each week, the best will be chosen and the winner will receive a Sony Ericsson K800i cameraphone. A monthly winner will also be selected, with their image appearing in the pages of The Times T2 on a Monday. And at the end of the competition, each of the weekly winners’ photographs will be displayed at a top London gallery, where a panel of credible and influential judges will come together to vote for the overall winner.
Along with the camera, the overall winner will win a day with one of The Times’ photographers to learn the tricks of the trade, as well as an all expenses paid trip to a European destination to capture their very own news-based pictures. So what are you waiting for?
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