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Calling all amateur photographers and photography clubs!

Send us your photos of our charity shops and their hard-working staff and volunteers to be in with a chance of winning a £100 voucher for Curry’s PC World!

April, 2018

ExtraCare operates around 60 charity shops across the country. The income from our shops helps to support our charity’s vision creating better lives for older people.

We want you to help us capture the great work that our staff and volunteers do in our charity shops - in pictures. The winning entrant from each of our three categories (best shop exterior, best shop interior and best staff/volunteer/customer image) will also win a £100 voucher for Curry’s PC World. You’ll also see your images promoting the charity’s amazing work in print and online marketing campaigns. 

How to enter:

The deadline for entries is Friday 18th May. The winners will be announced no later than 30th May.

See a full list of our charity shops here.


There are three categories:

Best exterior picture

What we are looking for:

- A shop with the new marketing branding (details can be found at

- A shot of the whole frontage to include the fascia, ideally with no people in the picture

- Close up shots of the window display/marketing material that showcases ExtraCare

Best interior (highlighting products)

What we are looking for:

- Close up pictures of interior displays. These can be of a display area or a little more creative. The aim is to show the diversity of the products and to show the products off to their best advantage.

 Best image including staff, volunteers and customers

What we are looking for:

- Shots of staff and/or volunteers with their name badges on

- Customer interaction with staff and/or volunteers (consent is required for anyone included in the pictures)

A winner will be selected in each category and receive a £100 voucher for Currys PC World. The prize is non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash or other alternative is available.

Entries must consist of a minimum of 6 images (covering either a single category or multiple), and must be hi resolution JPEG or PNG format Please also include a short biography and picture of yourself (no more than a single side of A4, pictures in JPEG or PNG format), which category/categories you are entering and your contact information.

Entries may be entered on a CD-Rom/USB to: ExtraCare Photo Competition, The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, 7 Harry Weston Road, Binley Business Park, Coventry, CV3 2SN.

Alternatively, you can share your files electronically via email to: [email protected]

Please note, if you would like to submit your entries electronically, please use a file  sharing service (e.g. Dropbox). If you send your photos as an email attachment, they may be refused.

Any staff, volunteers or customers included in the images must have given written consent for them to be used, and copies of this written consent must be submitted with the entries. We will provide you with consent forms if required.


Terms and Conditions:

Intellectual property rights:

By submitting your competition entry and any accompanying materials, you hereby (with effect from the date of submission of your competition entry) waive all moral rights and/or similar rights you have in your competition entry whether such rights arise pursuant to the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988 (the “Act”) or equivalent legislation anywhere in the world.

By submitting a competition entry, you represent, warrant and undertake to The ExtraCare Charitable Trust that your entry is exclusively your own work and does not comprise or incorporate any copyright or other intellectual property rights owned or claimed by any other person.

 Your information:

 If you are a winner, you agree that The ExtraCare Charitable Trust may use your name, image and details to announce the winners of this competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional purpose.


- Notes for Editors –

ExtraCare is a registered charity established in 1988 and based in Coventry. Our vision is better lives for older people and our mission is creating sustainable communities that provide homes older people want, lifestyles they can enjoy and care if it’s needed. To deliver our vision and mission we essentially do three things:

 - We develop new villages

 - We operate villages and schemes

 - We support our villages, schemes and our ‘extra-care’ model through fundraising, advocacy and research

Each village or scheme has 5 to 18 social, health and leisure facilities that are accessible to our residents, volunteers and local people representing all age groups living in surrounding communities. Our Charity Shops help fund care and well-being services for older people living at our each of our locations.

For more information, please contact:

Rhiannon Everton

Graduate Communications Officer

Phone: 02476507926

Email: [email protected]