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News article created on 14 June 2013

A picture says a thousand words

We have launched a competition asking photographers to submit their pictures of the waterways which will inspire more people to visit and enjoy their local towpath or riverbank.

I am looking for a brilliant photo, which will inspire more people to visit our wonderful waterways. Harry Arnold, MBE

It’s free to enter and the person who submits the best photo, as decided by the judging panel which includes renowned waterway photographer Harry Arnold MBE, will win a state of the art iPhone 5.

Harry comments: “A picture says a thousand words and I am looking for a brilliant photo, which will inspire more people to visit our wonderful waterways.

“The first step is to go to a canal or river and take your best snap. Then simply upload your photo on the Canal & River Trust website. Your entries will be displayed on our website and you can share and comment on them too.  Happy snapping and good luck.

“Some excellent photos have already been taken which we hope to use in some innovative ways to help promote the waterways – encouraging more people to discover and enjoy their local towpath or riverbank.”

Photos can be taken on any camera or phone, and to prove the point, the prize for the best picture is the latest sought after phone from Apple, the iPhone5.

The closing date for entries is 31 August 2013 with the photos judged in September.