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Fancy winning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Iceland? Just snap a Volkswagen photo to enter

By taking part you could even help to support Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

ARE YOU HAPPIEST when capturing beautiful photos? Fancy an all-expenses-paid trip to Iceland to do exactly that? Volkswagen is looking for budding photographers to enter their third annual Volkswagen Snapshot competition.

The unique online photography contest is this year offering the opportunity to experience a trip to the dream photography destination – Iceland. Other prizes you can snap up include high-tech drones, design tablets, VR headsets and a Samsung Gear 360.

And to give your creative eye some exposure, your picture could be featured in the 2020 Volkswagen Snapshot calendar - with all proceeds going to Temple Street Hospital to help support sick children. It’s a win-win.

Below are just a taste of some of the incredible images that made it into the 2019 calendar – they feature everything from beautiful woodland mornings to yoga-inspired moments in Connemara (the overall winner, seen above) to a sunny cityscape in Dublin.

4 - April Andre Kirchoff's entry was featured for April Source: Andre Kirchhoff

Know a teenager who would definitely take a brilliant entry for the competition? The great news this year is that the minimum age of entry is 16 – so younger photographers are encouraged to enter. As Eoin Mulvihill, Digital Marketing Manager for Volkswagen Ireland explains:

At a time when there is an increasing amount of pressure for young people online, this is a platform that encourages people to explore their surroundings through creative photography.

For Temple Street, it was also a perfect way to further support young people. Emma Barret, Head of Corporate Development shared: “We’re delighted to be involved in a competition that encourages creativity and expression in teenagers and adults alike.”

6 - June Daniel Geesen's entry was featured for June Source: Daniel Geesen

Fancy getting involved?

Entering a photo couldn’t be more simple. All you need to do is upload a photo featuring a Volkswagen to Instagram and include #VWSnapshot #Volkswagen in your hashtags. You can take a look at what people have entered so far here.

There are also five other categories that focus on elements such as roadtrips, light, people and design, but this is the only one that will earn you a spot in the Volkswagen Snapshot calendar.

Entries are now open on VWSnapshot.ie and entries close on 2 August, 2019.

7 - July Paul Roche's entry was featured for July Source: Paul Roche

Prizes in the Volkswagen Snapshot competition include a trip to Iceland, a Samsung Gear 360, a VR headset, a design tablet and a high-tech drone. The twelve top pictures entered in the Volkswagen category will also be featured in the 2020 Volkswagen Snapshot calendar, with all proceeds going to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

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