Elisa’s snap beats thousands to win photography contest

Elisa Boulding with her niece and the winning shot outside Jessops in Horsham
Elisa Boulding with her niece and the winning shot outside Jessops in Horsham

Elisa Boulding from Lindfield has been selected as the fifth winner of the Jessops ‘Share Your Summer’ competition; winning an exhibition across 52 store windows.

Share Your Summer is a campaign by camera and photography experts, Jessops, searching for seven of the very best summer snaps to showcase in the windows of its 52 nationwide stores.

Elisa has been selected as the fifth winner and, after much deliberation, was plucked from the thousands of submissions to display her work in Jessops stores up and down the country.

Elisa’s striking shot captures one of her nieces amongst a beautiful vision of poppies.

Elisa said: “It’s such an honour to be picked as a Share Your Summer winner, particularly knowing that such a great number of people entered the competition with their best-loved photographs.

“I think that the extent of people viewing my work really hit home when I visited my local Jessops store in Horsham in person.

“My passion for photography began around four years ago when my first niece was born.

“Ever since then my enthusiasm has grown, particularly with a growing interest in portraits of newborns, children and family.

“I hope my photo will inspire more people to take photos of their loved ones.”

Elisa’s summer snap will be on display for all to view in Jessops Horsham – as well as 51 more stores – for a whole week in July.

On top of a week-long window display, Elisa will also be invited to proudly display her work in the Olympus-sponsored Project Space Gallery in Bermondsey, London from Monday August 8 to Sunday August 14.

The exhibition will be open to the public and anyone can visit to see the amazing images that were taken during the campaign.

From Instagram to national stardom; have you got what it take to be the next Share Your Summer winner?

Jessops is inviting photographers of all abilities to enter a competition to exhibit their favourite shots in 52 of its high street store windows all through the summer.

With just a few spaces available on the Jessops wall of fame across the UK – from Inverness to Exeter and everywhere in between – this is an opportunity not be missed.

Forget the exclusivity of private exhibitions. This is a chance for your work to be on display in every major UK high street, and everyone’s invited to view it!

How to enter The brief is simple; take an image that sums up your summer.

Then, upload it to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook tagging @jessops and using the hashtag #ShareYourSummer2016.

The competition ends 3rd August 2016. To show just how easy it is to share your summer photos, Jessops are giving away up to 1000 free prints with selected cameras.

Visit www.jessop.com for more information. For more information on Share Your Summer and how to enter, visit www.jessops.com