March winner of the Yes Picture Challenge
We set a challenge for everyone to capture images of themselves showing their support for an independent Scotland. Hill-walker and mountaineer Cameron McNeish started us off with his picture with a Yes board while trekking the Scottish National Trail, the new 470-mile route that runs the length of Scotland.
We received many pictures from across Scotland and abroad and we spent a long time discussing our short list. After a while we finally chose the winner of March's Yes picture challenge.
Rhona sent in a picture of her dad Alex Martin hard at work in the painting department of the Yes campaign sign factory in Lewis. Alongside his neighbour he has been producing these signs. These will cost £30 each, which just about covers production of the signs with a very small profit margin to help future campaign activities in Western Isles. Anyone wishing to order signs should firstname.lastname@example.org with details.
To have a chance of winning, you must submit a photograph of a Yes board in your chosen location, with a note of precisely where, when and how it was taken. If you do not already have a Yes board, you can print one off by downloading the Yes Logo or you can just make up your own (just like Blue Peter!)
Entries should emailed to email@example.com and must reach us by 5pm on the last Friday of each month. Multiple entries will be accepted. Judges' decisions are final.
By submitting your pictures, it is clearly understood that Yes Scotland will have all rights to publish them.
Prizes will consist of selections of Yes Scotland merchandise
So, get your imaginations in gear. Good luck!
by Angus Millar - The views in this article are those of the guest author and do not necessarily represent the views of Yes Scotland.
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