Photo competition to capture ‘Spirit of Limerick’

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Photo competition to capture ‘Spirit of Limerick’
A LONG standing concept dreamed up by photographic agency Press 22 to present the city in a positive light is coming to fruition in a new competition.

A LONG standing concept dreamed up by photographic agency Press 22 to present the city in a positive light is coming to fruition in a new competition.

The agency, based in Limerick since it was founded by Liam Burke and Noel Gavin in 1984, have, in tandem with the Limerick Communications Office, launched the Spirit of Limerick photographic competition.

Lens experts and snap-happy Polaroid warriors alike are being encouraged to enter the competition and capture “their Limerick in a positive way” for the contest, which carries prizes of €750, €250 and €150.

Liam Burke of Press 22 said it was an idea he had been harbouring “for a long time that had only been brought to fruition this year”.

“It is about promoting Limerick city and county in a positive manner and I thought it would be nice to do it in a photographic way, which is what I know,” he explained.

“There are lots of talented people out there, locals and visitors, who come around with cameras, and we want a vibrant selection of positive imagery of Limerick.”

Entry forms are available from the Limerick Leader or www.limerickcommunicationsoffice.ie. Closing date for entries is August 31.