Staffordshire Police have today (Friday 6 January) opened an online photograph competition ahead of the national 101 non emergency number launch next week.
Members of the public can enter the competition by taking a photograph which incorporates ‘101’ using everyday items. A shortlist will then be picked, which will then be posted onto the force’s Facebook site for public voting though ‘Likes’.
Ian Fegan, Head of Corporate Communications, said: “The competition is a great way for budding photographs in Staffordshire to use their creativity to help promote 101, and be in the chance of winning a unique prize. “We’re looking for innovative photographs where people create 101 in their photo using everyday objects, such as writing 101 with a bike wheel next to two posts.”
There are three prizes - one winner’s prize, a Jaguar 240 Police Car Model 1:18 scale, and two runners up prizes, a Jaguar MK2 3.8 and a Jaguar X16 Series 1 4.2, which were donated to the force. The winning photographs will then be used by the force to help promote the 101 number. The introduction of the 101 number in November 2011 means communities have one easy way to contact their local police force to report non-emergency crime and disorder. Since its launch, 101 has been well received by the public. In an emergency, the public should continue to call 999, such as when a crime is in progress, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened. For full terms and conditions visit www.staffordshire.police.uk/photo