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Faye Nelthorpe's entry for the Young Photographers' Competition 2012

Faye Nelthorpe's entry for the Young Photographers' Competition 2012

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TIME is running out to enter the Echo’s Young Photographers’ 2012 competition and be in with a chance of winning a cash prize.

In association with Rotary Club Sunderland, we’re looking for great, eye-catching pictures of Wearside.

Young snappers aged 11 to 18 can enter the contest.

The overall first prize winner of the competition will claim £300, the runner-up will take home £150, with third place scooping a £50 prize.

The only criteria for entering a photograph into the contest is that they have to show a pride in the city of Sunderland or Wearside.

Entries have been flooding in but there is still time to get your photograph in.

Budding snapper Faye Nelthorpe, 18, of Ryhope, has got herself in the running with a nice shot of the famous Wearmouth Bridge.

Explaining her entry, Faye said: “I was inspired as to how Sunderland has evolved over the years, from once being a thriving town, renowned worldwide for its strong industrial heritage, dating back decades making its name in coal mining, glass making; rope manufacture and ship building; to now being better known as Sunderland Software City inspiring new business ideas and promoting new technology.

“The idea behind my photograph was to depict how Sunderland has changed over time, by comparing it with photographs taken in the past.”

Think you can do better than Faye? Read on to find out how to enter.

ENTRIES for the Young Photographers’ 2012 competition can be sent via email or a print copy.

Email entries should be sent to david.allison@northeast-press.co.uk with the picture attached in a JPEG format.

Those wishing to post printed versions of their pictures should send them to Sunderland Echo Young Photographers’ Competition 2012, c/o David Allison, Echo House, Pennywell Industrial Estate, Sunderland SR4 9ER.

Remember to include contact details for yourself, your age, where you are from and 100 words on why you were inspired to take that particular photograph.

The deadline is Friday, January 13.

One entry per person is allowed and the usual Echo competition rules apply, which are available on request.