Win yourself a top digital camera

We asked for some local landmarks and you haven’t disappointed in our FREE-to-enter Specsavers Life Thru the Lens readers’ photo contest .

Our winner will land a top prize of the latest digital camera, thanks to Specsavers, of King Street, Belper.

Paul Brentnall: Heanor Memorial Park

Paul Brentnall: Heanor Memorial Park

We staged the event for the first time last year and it was a run-away success. It’s free to enter this time again too.

We’ve had lots of pictures of animals and insects , which are great, but we’d like you to get us some pictures of local landscapes and landmarks to really show us what you like about living in the Ripley and Heanor area as well.

We are asking you to take your pictures in the Ripley, Heanor and Alfreton areas.

You don’t need to have the latest camera to get your picture either, you could use your phone as many of our entrants did last year - and you could be the winner of our competition.

The finalists and our eventual winner will be chosen by a panel of judges.

Andy McBride director at Belper Specsavers said: “We’re really pleased to be sponsoring Life Thru the Lens again this year.

“The standards were excellent last time - but we know you’ll top that this time. We can’t wait to see your entries.”

Ripley & Heanor News Editor Julie Crouch said: “I’m loving seeing all your entries so keep sending them in. This week we have some local landmarks for sure.

“If you’re a youngster, make sure you get snapping too as we’re really keen to see your pictures - don’t forget to tell us how old you are.”

“There’s a special category for youngsters aged up to 16 this year as the number of photos from young readers was so high last time, we though that there should be a special section just for your entries.”

So if you’re out and about remember to take the camera or the phone.

Once you’ve taken your picture, check out how to enter (it’s easy) and send in your snaps - and good luck!

Email your entries to or post them to Life Thru the Lens, Ripley & Heanor News, 8 Heanor Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8ER. They must be marked Life Thru the Lens and say where it was taken. Two entries per person. You must include your FULL name, age, FULL postal address and day and evening phone numbers No computer-manipilated images will be accepted.

Pictures must be your own work and entries are copyright of the Ripley & Heanor News.

The finalists and winners will be chosen by a panel of judges from the News and Specsavers. The panel’s decison is final. Usual competition rules apply.