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Posted: May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Take part in the GO Outdoors Summer Season Photo Contest 2014, and be in with a chance of winning [GRAND PRIZE]. 
To enter, simply email with your own photograph that falls under one of the following categories:
- Festivals (Prize - TBC)
- Summer Holidays (Prize - TBC)
- The Outdoors (Prize - TBC)
Entries will be published on the Summer Season Photo Contest page. Winners for each individual category will be voted for by the public, so don't forget to share this page with your friends and encourage them to vote for your entry to increase your chances of winning! The grand prize will be awarded to an overall winner decided by a select panel of GO Outdoors judges.
Closing date: [TBC - recommend 6 weeks, start 19th June, end 31st July 2014]
Full terms and conditions below: 
o    To enter you must be 18 years old or over and living in the UK at the time of entry
o    Only one entry per person
o    Only one photograph per entry, to be accompanied by your name, address, email address and a short description of the photograph.
o    All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrant must be the sole owner of copyright in the photograph entered.
o    Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs they submit to GO Outdoors. By entering the contest GO Outdoors are granted the right to publish the photographs on the GO Outdoors website, trusted partners' websites and social media properties. Finalists also agree to take part in competition publicity.
o    Files should be in PNG or JPEG format
o    Sending an e-mail is not proof that we have received your entry. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost or delayed, or which are not received for any reason.
o    The closing date is as specified in the competition, and GO Outdoors reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.
o    If you win the competition, we will notify you by email within 72 hours of the closing date. if you do not respond within 1 week of being notified, you will forfeit your prize and GO Outdoors reserves the right to choose another winner. The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
o    GO Outdoors will endeavour to send prizes within a month of the competition end date but cannot guarantee this delivery time.
o    GO Outdoors reserves the right to amend these rules at any time
o    The competition is governed by English law


As I haven’t written in my travel blog for over a year (for shame!) I decided it was about time I did something a bit geeky and a bit travel-ly. Was sitting with a colleague and a client the other day, they were talking about all the places they’ve been. “Ooooh blah blah blah Vietnam, what a place”… “yadda yadda Tibet” “jeeb jeeb don’t you know Rhodes is classed as a country by the Century Club because it used to be a kingdom”… “yeah believe it or not, Barbados is actually shit”. And other such things.

Well it got me seething, THINKING. It got me thinking. I’ve been virtually nowhere. That’s down to a chronic lack of funds, of course. Then I remembered, I live in a cracking little country that I’m still yet to see loads of. And I do love Britain – I shall make it my mission to explore every last scrap of it, starting with the islands.

Did you know there are 6,289 islands in the British Isles? Cripes. I may have bitten off more than I can chew. I don’t think you can get to them all actually. I’ll try for those nearest me and then see how we go. First up this weekend – Hilbre Island! I’ll let you know how I get on.