Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Get Snap Happy to Back City Status Bid

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Get Snap Happy to Back City Status Bid

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PHOTOGRAPHERS are being urged to use their skills to help Middlesbrough secure city status.

Shots of the town's best loved features and landmarks could help it achieve the coveted seal of approval from Her Majesty.

The town is one of a number hoping to be granted city status as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations next year.

A campaign is already under way and will run until the all-important announcement next year.

A key element of the bid will be a portfolio of up to 50 photographs of the town's best loved permanent features, buildings and landmarks.

Yaffa Phillips, tourism officer, said: "What we have been asked to submit are pictures which capture the essence of Middlesbrough - the emphasis is really on showcasing what makes Middlesbrough a town ready to become a city, rather than photographic artistry.

"We know we have some great buildings and locations - think Mima, the Transporter, Middlesbrough College, Acklam Hall and Temenos to name but a few. …

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