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PhotoBox I ChildLine 2009 Young Photographer of the Year

NSPCC and PhotoBox team up to find top young snappers

UK, London - September 2009

PhotoBox has partnered with the NSPCC and their ChildLine service to support the Child’s Voice Appeal, which aims to answer every child’s cry for help. With this competition PhotoBox will create a platform for young people to celebrate their talent and passion for photography while raising money for a great cause.

The competition launches today and aims to capture the world of young people through their own eyes. It will be judged by an expert panel including renowned photographers, Annabel Williams and Charlie Waite along with senior representatives from NSPCC and PhotoBox.

Children are encouraged to enter via http://youngphotographer.photobox.com and their photographs will be grouped under four age categories - under 8 yrs, 9-12 yrs, 13-15 yrs or 16-18 yrs with different money can’t buy prizes for each.

Prize details for each category:

  • Under 8yrs - tickets to the premiere of the new Disney film UP for a family of four on Sunday 4th October 2009
  • 9-12yr old - tickets to the premiere as above
  • 13-15 - a private screening of Disney’s ‘UP’ for winner and 50 of their friends
  • 16-18 - a one to one photography masterclass with Charlie Waite
  • Eight runners up; £100 credit to spend at PhotoBox

Some of the prizes have kindly been donated by Disney Pixar, which celebrates the release of its latest 3D animated Blockbuster; UP, landing in cinemas Oct 9.

All competition winners, runners-up and other highly commended entries will win a photo book featuring all winning images. This photo book will also be available to buy at PhotoBox to help raise money for the NSPCC.

PhotoBox UK, Managing Director, Mark Chapman says: “We want to engage with young people to celebrate their passion for photography. We believe we can raise awareness of a remarkable and serious cause by allowing young people to inspire and motivate us with their diversity and talent through photos. We are proud to partner with the NSPCC in this aim”.

Head of Corporate Partnerships at the NSPCC, Tracy Griffin says: "A picture paints a thousand words and for many, an image can express so much more than what can be said. A photographic competition fits in very well with our Child’s Voice Appeal, which aims to answer every child’s cry for help. All funds raised through the photo book from the competition will go towards the NSPCC’s Helpline and ChildLine so that more calls for help can be answered and more unheard voices can be listened to."

The competition closes on 28th September, with the winners announced on the 1st October.


For further information on the NSPCC

Please log onto www.nspcc.org.uk. If an adult is concerned about a child they can call 0808 800 5000 for confidential advice. Children who would like to speak to someone about anything troubling them can call 0800 1111

About the NSPCC

The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. The NSPCC’s purpose is to end cruelty to children FULL STOP. The NSPCC runs projects and services across the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, including ChildLine, the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline for children and young people. The NSPCC helps over 10,000 children and their families every year.

About the Child’s Voice Appeal

The government has pledged £30m over four years towards the expansion of ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline, but the NSPCC needs the support of the public to raise a further £50m through the Child’s Voice Appeal, to make its vision to answer many more cries for help a reality. Everyone can support the Child’s Voice Appeal at www.childsvoiceappeal.org.uk To date the appeal has raised £17.6m.

About Photobox

The government has pledged £30m over four years towards the expansion of ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline, but the NSPCC needs the support of the public to raise a further £50m through the Child’s Voice Appeal, to make its vision to answer many more cries for help a reality. Everyone can support the Child’s Voice Appeal at www.childsvoiceappeal.org.uk To date the appeal has raised £17.6m.

About the prizes

Prizes are kindly provided by Disney Pixar From Disney•Pixar comes UP, a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. From the Academy Award®-nominated director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.”), Disney•Pixar’s UP invites you on a hilarious journey into a lost world, with the least likely duo on Earth. UP will be presented in Disney Digital 3-D in select theaters. www.disneymovies.co.uk/up

Light & Land

Owned and run by world famous landscape photographer Charlie Waite, Light & Land (www.lightandland.co.uk) is the UK’s leading landscape photography training company, celebrating over 15 years in the business.

Light & Land will take you to the very best locations, at the very best time, to enable you to capture beautiful images - with tours across 26 countries. All levels of photographic experience are welcome, with experts on hand to help every step of the way. The common objective at Light & Land is to convey their shared passion for photography, coupled with technical knowledge and specialist ‘know-how’ to each and every person within the group.

With clients from all walks of life and of all ages – there is often an amazing bond which forms on many tours, a great sense of camaraderie and fun, as well as a shared passion for photography. Light & Land – 15 years, 26 countries, 445 tours...One Passion.

Light & Land

Owned and run by world famous landscape photographer Charlie Waite, Light & Land (www.lightandland.co.uk) is the UK’s leading landscape photography training company, celebrating over 15 years in the business.

Light & Land will take you to the very best locations, at the very best time, to enable you to capture beautiful images - with tours across 26 countries. All levels of photographic experience are welcome, with experts on hand to help every step of the way. The common objective at Light & Land is to convey their shared passion for photography, coupled with technical knowledge and specialist ‘know-how’ to each and every person within the group.

With clients from all walks of life and of all ages – there is often an amazing bond which forms on many tours, a great sense of camaraderie and fun, as well as a shared passion for photography. Light & Land – 15 years, 26 countries, 445 tours...One Passion.

About Annabel Williams

Annabel Williams' reputation as both a world class photographer and an outstanding tutor is recognised across the globe. Her warm enthusiasm, coupled with an incredibly intuitive approach, is and always has been the driving force behind her very personal and unique style of innovative yet contemporary award winning portraiture. Together with business partner Catherine Connor, Annabel now runs Contemporary Photographic Training (www.annabelwilliams.com) a dedicated training business, located in a brand new, purpose built studio in the Lake District. CPT delivers an extensive range of seminars and workshops from bumps and babies, wedding photography, portraiture and lifestyle – right through to dogs and digital enhancement! The range of seminars caters for all abilities – from ‘Getting Started’ courses right through to going pro and setting up a photographic business.



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