Thursday, 20 February 2014

Urban Colour: Chasing Away the Grey

Helter Skelter

It’s been an exciting week here at Emm in London and I’ve been working overtime to spread the word about my Colour Me Urban competition.

For those of you who don’t know, I announced that I’m giving away a brand new iPhone 5S to one lucky reader. All you have to do to enter is upload a bold and colourful photo to Twitter or Instagram, tag it with #ColourMeUrban and leave a comment on the competition page.

Each week I’ll shortlist two entries and then the winner will be chosen from the top six after 5 March. Without further ado, here are this week’s bursts of colour.

1. Street Art at Southbank Undercroft

Street Art from Southbank Undercroft

The first entry, and the first to be shortlisted, is this very colourful photo of the street art on the Southbank undercroft by Sarah. In her comment, Sarah said, “I was torn on which photo to use - I had two that I particularly liked, one from Paris and one from London. I ultimately chose the one in London since, well, this is home now”. I’m glad she chose London!

Follow Sarah on Twitter: @Wanderblogger

2. The Pink Window at Peckham Library

The Pink Window at Peckham Library

Jenny was really proud of the fact that she took this shocking pink photo without having to use a filter! This is the view through the pink window at Peckham Library and in the distance you can see the Shard. I like the dreamy 70s Polaroid feel and the silhouetted figures in the foreground.

Follow Jenny on Twitter: @JennyWoolf

Runner Up: Lloyds Building Through Leadenhall

Leadenhall Market

Nick Board entered with this photo of the Lloyds Building seen from Leadenhall Market in the city. Leadenhall is always full of colour and scenes from Harry Potter were filmed there!

Follow Nicholas on Twitter: @tautau123

If you live in the UK, you have two more weeks to enter the competition. In the meantime, I’ll be forever grateful if you tweet about the competition using the hashtag #colourmeurban and if you take part yourself. Remember, if you get shortlisted, you have a one in six chance of winning!

Banish the grey and colour me urban! I’m looking to chase away the last of the winter blues with colour and vitality. Surprise me with your originality and be sure to enter before 5 March 2014!

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