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Deadline: August 03, 2012
Winner is: Judged
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Jura Spirited Communities Photo Contest

juraJura single malt whisky, in partnership with Olympus, has launched an online photography competition to find images from across the world that best embody the theme of ‘community spirit’.

Three budding amateur photographers are being offered the chance to win an unforgettable trip to the island of Jura, off Scotland’s dramatic West Coast. The island is famed for its small and close-knit community of less than 200, united by the island they love and the warmth of its people. The walls of the Distillery Visitor Centre are adorned with photos of Diurachs (the Gaelic name for the people of Jura) past and present, who have all played their part in contributing to the island’s famous community spirit.
To experience Jura’s island life for themselves, amateur photographers are invited to submit photographs that best tell a story of community spirit. These images could include photos of groups or individuals that evoke the spirit of the neighbourhood in which they live, or even photos of festivals and events that conjure the character of a particular place.

Each one of the three winners and their partners will enjoy a week’s all-expenses stay in the exclusive Jura Lodge and a VIP tour of the Jura distillery and island. The winners will also receive an Olympus PEN E-PL3 camera to create a lasting memento of their visit to Jura, and a photography workshop on the island from award-winning photographer David Nightingale.

To enter, applicants must upload a photo that captures community spirit onto an e-postcard template along with a description in 50 words or less of why that picture tells a story of community spirit. Jura will assess a shortlist of the very best ‘postcards’ and pick three lucky winners – one from North America, one from the UK and a third from the rest of the world.

Entrants are encouraged to share their e-postcards with friends and family. Every week for eight weeks, Jura will be awarding an Olympus VG-170 camera and a bottle of Jura 16 year old to the photo which receives the most public votes during the course of that week.

 

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: A week's trip for two to Jura to experience the island's special community spirit.
Flights, travel and accommodation paid.
A photography workshop on the island with internationally acclaimed photographer David Nightingale.
State of the art Olympus PEN (E-PL3) camera ELIGIBILITY: Worldwide (of legal drinking age) Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Your Entry must not infringe the intellectual property of any third party. This includes the use of third party trademarks, images and/or copyright. By submitting your Entry, you warrant that the work comprising the Entry was created by you. USAGE RIGHTS: The Winner shall be required to sign a licence to consent to use of their entry by Whyte & Mackay for marketing and PR purposes.

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