Alnwick Garden competition winners get their photographic memories put up in lights

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The finalists in a competition where members of the public were asked to share their memories of The Alnwick Garden’s Winter Lights Trail have been revealed.

More than 500 entries were received, with visitors sharing treasured memories including yearly family traditions, fun with friends, or a timeline of growing children.

From Monday, the 11 finalists will see their special moments up in lights.

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They will be showcased on large format digital billboards and displays across the North East, making their mark on spots such as the Tyne Bridge, Northumberland Street and the Utilita Arena for the entire week.

Beth Lesley Hush, one of the finalists.Beth Lesley Hush, one of the finalists.
Beth Lesley Hush, one of the finalists.

Ruth McGivern, digital marketing officer at The Alnwick Garden, said: “We were overwhelmed with the response to our competition and found it a real challenge to select the finalists. All of the entry images were all truly beautiful in their own distinctive way!

“Tradition and sentimentality play a huge part for people, especially at Christmas, and our Winter Light Trail has become a part of the traditions that families hold close to their hearts.

“For people across the North East, the Winter Light Trail holds special meaning. It’s truly unique that the entire region will be able to share in these memories, and we hope that this wholesome and warm feeling will be imparted to passers-by who can now see these special moments brought to life.”

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The overall winner, announced on October 27, will win a variety of prizes valued at more than £200, including a family pass to The Alnwick Garden, a voucher worth £50 for a meal in the world's largest treehouse at The Alnwick Garden, and afternoon tea for two at The Pavilion.

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