LookWest.ie ‘My Summer’ Photo Competition – Just 4 Days to Closing Date

With just 4 days left to the closing date, the Western Development Commission (WDC) is reminding the public to enter the LookWest.ie ‘My Summer’ photo competition and be in with a chance to win a top prize worth €1,500.

The ‘My Summer’ photo competition is for people to capture their favourite West of Ireland summer moments. Photos can be of a great memory, the fun and excitement of attending one of the region’s many festivals or just a lazy, relaxing day that captures the appeal of the West of Ireland. Entry is free, and photos can be uploaded through the competition link on www.lookwest.ie  or on the LookWest.ie  Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/LookWest  .

Almost 450 entries have already been received and the WDC is expecting a lot of entries following the bank holiday weekend when so many activities and events took place around the Western Region.

After the photo submission closing date (August 5th) a shortlist of the top 50 photographs will be compiled, based on a combination of their popularity on social media networks and the expert judging panel. Shortlisted photos will then be displayed on LookWest.ie and on Facebook for members of the public to vote for their favourite and select the winners.

LookWest.ie was launched by the WDC in 2004 as a guide to living, working and doing business in the Western Region. As well as the LookWest.ie website, which receives over 20,000 visitors each month, the initiative works in partnership with relevant state agencies and is developing links with the Irish Diaspora to promote inward investment and job creation in the region – both crucial to address current challenges.

Winners will be announced in late August and prizes include a weekend for four at the five star Lough Eske Castle Hotel, a gift hamper from the Source Restaurant, Wine Bar and Cookery School in Sligo town and a gift voucher from McCambridge’s, Galway’s family-owned deli and fine foods store. Voters will be rewarded with prizes including t-shirts from county Clare-based, Emerald Surfwear, tour vouchers from Galway-based Segway Adventures and a piece of handmade jewellery from Mayo-based jewelry designer Victoria Foutz.

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For further information please contact:
Ian Brannigan, Western Development Commission, 086 604 8012

Notes to editors on the Western Development Commission (WDC)
LookWest.ie, an initiative of the Western Development Commission, promotes the Western Region as an attractive and economically advantageous location for enterprise. It is the definitive online guide to living, working and doing business in Ireland’s Western Region.