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Countdown to '24 Hours in Bristol' photo-marathon

Sponsored by JLL’s Bristol office

Bristol, 20 August 2014 - Amateur and professional photographers from across the West Country and beyond are counting down the days until the start of this year's  ' 24 Hours in Bristol', sponsored by leading property consultants JLL.

From midday on Saturday (23rd August), the second annual photography competition will begin, recording a day in the life of this extraordinary city by amateur and professional photographers alike.

The competition was launched for the first time last year and resulted in over 10,000 images of Bristol taken in a single day.  Anyone with a camera or smartphone can enter and budding David Baileys have already been seen scouting for possible locations and subjects that could give them an edge in the competition to capture the spirit of the vibrant West Country city at work, rest and play.

Last year, images of bicycles, graffiti and dockside cottages took the top prizes. This year the possibilities are as wide as imagination and camera skills can stretch. The only requirement is that the picture is taken within the Bristol city boundaries between noon on Saturday August 23rd and noon on Sunday 24th.

Jeremy Richards from the event’s main sponsor, JLL said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring such a fantastic event, which in time will generate tens of thousands of images for people across the South West region to come and see.

“JLL has had a presence in Bristol for over 200 years and this is one of the first opportunities we’ve had to see how others perceive the built environment around us. These images will provide a unique representation of Bristol and how people interact with it on any given day, so for us this was a great sponsorship opportunity.”

Registration for the competition is via the event website at  All entrants are allocated a particular hour slot on registration and must submit at least one image taken during that hour, although they can enter as many images as they like taken at other times during the competition.

Judges include the Director General of the Royal Photographic Society and the Group Picture Editor of the Bristol Post and there are £8,000 in prizes to be won.  First prize is £2,000 sponsored by Destination Bristol, plus an Olympus PEN E-P5 camera and Adobe Creative Cloud editing package; second prize is £1,000 sponsored by Spire Hospitals and third prize is £500 sponsored by City Sightseeing Bristol.  There will also be prizes for the best photographs taken in each of the 24 hours.  The Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson, will be awarding prizes to the winners on 10th October and the exhibition of winning images opens at the Harbourside Arts Centre, off Millennium Square, on Saturday 11th October. 

24 Hours in Bristol is organised by Art Ventures Ltd in association with JLL, Bristol City Council, Canada Life Investments, The Osborne Group, Destination Bristol, Spire Hospitals and City Sightseeing Bristol. To take part in this fun, Bank Holiday event, register by midnight on Friday at