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Local cows new face of 2018 phonebook

Local cows new face of 2018 phonebook

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Local cows new face of 2018 phonebook

A member of the public’s photo has been chosen as the front cover of the Sure 2018 telephone directory.

The local telecoms company ran a competition to find the cover for its 2018 phonebook which was open to anyone and had the simple brief of taking a photo of your favourite local scene. 200 entries were submitted to Sure in the six-week period, after which a shortlist of four was selected.

The shortlist consisted of two images selected by Sure staff and two with the most likes on Sure’s Facebook page. The winning image – of some Guernsey cows leaning over a wall in the Castel – was selected by a panel including local professional photographer Chris George.

The winning entry, from Karen Langlois, was a unanimous verdict from the panel.

“We felt it was a superb photo as it managed to capture a group of iconic Guernsey cows in a really interesting and unique pose,” said Emily Field, Sure’s marketing and PR manager.

“We were so impressed with the level of photography submitted and glad that the community had its say on who the winner was. We’re proud of the role we play in island life and recognise that community engagement is a massive part of this. That’s why we’re so glad that islanders embraced the contest and submitted such a fantastic range of images.”

Mrs. Langlois’ winning photo has been printed onto an A1 canvas and presented to her as a thank you from Sure and a celebration of her win.

Sure also made a charitable donation of £500 to its Community Foundation to mark the competition. The Foundation supports local causes and this sum has been donated to Safer, which supports victims of domestic abuse in the Bailiwick.

The 2018 telephone directory will be available in Sure stores from March 2018. 

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