19 September 2014

Let’s Get Snapping for M.E! 2014 Christmas Cards Competition Winners Announced!

The Let’s do it for ME team came up with the idea of the Let’s Get Snapping for M.E! Competition back in 2012 when we were discussing plans to sell Christmas cards for the very first time. We wanted to go that extra mile and do something a little bit special and more relevant to ME than simply buying in stock images. In the end, we decided that it would be a really good idea to run this competition whereby those, particularly within the ME community, could make a contribution by sending in photos or artwork and have winning entries printed on our cards. We realised that this would be a great opportunity for ME sufferers in particular, whose talent often remains behind closed doors, to have the chance to be acknowledged and celebrated. There couldn’t be a more powerful and positive way to increase ME awareness whilst raising vital funds towards biomedical research into the disease.

Now in its third year, the competition is still going strong and the response, as always, has been simply amazing, with 161 images entered and a staggering 3482 votes cast in our online poll, we couldn’t have asked or wished for more. The great success of the Let’s Get Snapping for M.E. simply wouldn’t have been possible without your support and we would like to say a very big thank to everyone who got involved.

The standard of entries was particularly high again this year and this made Invest in ME’s task of judging the final stage particularly difficult. In the end sixteen winning images were chosen. Yes, you’ve read that right - sixteen! We like to keep you on your toes. Fourteen of the images will be printed as cards and two have been selected to be printed as the back cover of the cards.

Each winner, to remind those that haven’t read our earlier posts, will have their images printed up on our 2014 Christmas cards and receive either a mixed pack or one solely of their own. The cards will be sold in aid of Invest in ME’s biomedical research fund. We aim to have these available to purchase by the end of this month through the charity’s website.

We hope our competition inspires you in the coming months to dust off your cameras and paint brushes ready for next year’s competition. And with the continuing success of this competition it will definitely be a regular feature in our calendar and hopefully yours too! Here’s to an even bigger and better Let’s Get Snapping for M.E! in 2015. Let’s do it for ME!

So without further ado, as this the moment you’ve all been waiting for, Let’s do it for ME can proudly announce the sixteen winning images of Let’s Snapping for M.E! 2014 Competition.

Congratulations and well done!


The two winning images below have been selected to be printed as the back cover of this year's cards.