County Antrim photographers encouraged to get creative!

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TOP Oil have launched their annual amateur photographycompetition, themed: ‘Fueling Creativity’.

The 12 most creative and unique images will feature in the 2014 Top Oil calendar. This year’s competition is open to all amateurphotographers in Antrim who can capture a shot that is in keeping with the theme and is taken in Ireland.

Top Oil are encouraging Antrim’s amateur photographers to get involved again this year as the entries from the county in previous year’s have always been impressive. The theme ‘Fueling Creativity’ was chosen as the theme for the 2014 calender as Top Oil would like to “fuel” the creativity of Ireland’s amateur photographers and encourage them to push the boundaries with their entries this year.

12 winning images will be selected for the 2014 calendar, with one of the images announced as the overall winner and landing the coveted cover shot. The overall winner will also walk away with a €1,000 prize voucher. The closing date for entries is May 31st 2013.

New to this year’s competition is the introduction of a People’s Choice selection. Fans of Top Oil’s Facebook page will have the chance to vote for their favourite image, which will be chosen from a selection of shortlisted images. Further details will be available on the Top Oil – Fueling Ireland Facebook page.

Martin Daly, Head of Sales and Marketing at Top Oil, said: “Last year we had over 4,000 entries including many fantastic shots from Antrim’s amateur photographers and we are certain that this year’s unique theme ‘Fueling Creativity’ will inspire even more would-be photographers to get involved. We are also really excited to get the publicinvolved this year by giving them a chance to select their favourite shots from our Facebook page. Top Oil are proud to support Irish photographers - year on year we are overwhelmed by the creativity and dynamic shots we receive and we can’t wait to see the entries this year.”

If you would like to enter the Top Oil Amateur Photography Competition, simply upload your photos to . Each shot should be no lower than 2MB in size and should be as high a resolution as possible, and you must be willing to have it published in thecalendar if chosen.

Further information and full terms and conditions are available on and follow us on to look at last year’s winners and keep up to date on this year’s competition. Don’t forget the closing date for entries is May 31st 2013.