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 Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Have you taken an interesting photo on the Dangleway recently? I know I have.

Well, now there's the opportunity to turn your photo into a decent prize, plus return tickets to ride again.
Win a pair of cameras and Emirates Air Line tickets by entering our exclusive competition.
This never happens on the Central line.
Enter our competition to win a pair of Canon Powershot N2 cameras and four return tickets on the Emirates Air Line cable car.
It's been a while since the Dangleway ran a faintly desperate promotion, indeed there's seemingly been a moratorium since a flurry of romantic Night Flight interest back in the spring.
Email us your recent photos from your trip on the Emirates Air Line cable car.
No definition of 'recent' is given in the terms and conditions, so if you've ever flown across the Thames by cablecar your snaps will probably do. But TfL are obviously hoping you'll go back, because that's the point of the competition.
You don't need to be a professional photographer, whether you captured the stunning London skyline on one of our night flights, a romantic summer sunset, a silly selfie with your friends before a gig at The O2 or a family day out with loved one - we want to see your experience.
TfL think that these are some of the top reasons why the average Londoner might ride the cablecar. Not because it goes anywhere important, but because it's fun.
The winners will be the entrants who in the sole opinion of the judges submits the most interesting entry.
I hope you weren't expecting a proper competition. Being in some way professional won't help you here, it's more about whether you can capture a photo that the judges like. A night flight photo would be 'interesting', because night flights are on the Dangleway's promotional list. A romantic summer sunset or a family day out would be 'interesting', because the photo will contain people enjoying themselves, and that's bang on brand. And a silly selfie with friends would be 'interesting', because oh god selfies are a thing these days aren't they shallow shallow shallow Like Like Fave woo look at us!! sadface.
Winners will be chosen on Fridays from 17 July until Friday 7 August.
Good news, there's not just one set of prizes, there are four, to be won every Friday from this week until the start of August. Get in this week and you might have the best chance because there are only four days not seven, and nobody rides the cablecar before the weekend.
Four winners will each receive:
• A pair of Canon Powershot N2 cameras
• Four return Emirates Air Line cable car Boarding Passes
Powershot N2 cameras retail at around £200, so that's £1600 of electronic goods on offer over the summer. If TfL are paying then it'll take almost 200 round trips to pay for the prizes, well within the extra ridership numbers the competition might generate. Or perhaps Canon donated the eight cameras in return for getting a mention, in which case I've just given them even more publicity, sorry.

And yes they did say "a pair of cameras". I don't know about you but I only ever use one camera at a time, but then I'm a single person and therefore not exactly target audience. The competition appears to be aimed at couples and families, which is fine, but also cunning because when couples and families visit the cablecar they spend a lot more on tickets than I do.
Entries are not limited to one per person. You may enter as many times as you like.
See, I told you it wasn't a serious competition, just a bit of fun. Enter every photo in your Dangleway camera roll if you fancy, because one might just have the golden touch.
Remember, we are interested in photos from all skill levels - photos from a family day out or a date with someone special are perfect entries.
See, I told you it wasn't a serious competition. Photos with people in are what the judges really want, like this grinning selfie or this kid in a Spiderman hoodie yawning, as featured on the competition page.
You will own the copyright to your entry. By submitting an entry to the Competition, you give Transport for London permission for your entry to be published online and you grant Transport for London a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide licence to use and publish your entry.
That sounds fairly standard. Your photo stays yours, but TfL would like to splash it all over their social media channels, because by 'interesting' photo what they really hope is 'viral'.
We would love to see your photos on Facebook and Twitter too - use the hashtag #EmiratesAirLine
Yes, I'm sure they would. Every tagged photo you release into the real world is another bit of free advertising for the cablecar, and this saves paying PR folk and marketing drones to do the same. But tagged photos won't win you the competition, the smallprint says your entry must be emailed.
Email your entry to competitions@tfl.gov.uk
So what are you waiting for. Grab a partner, and a small baby, and maybe gran, and ideally a cute puppy, and fly off from North Greenwich at dusk for the ultimate dangleselfie opportunity. And either you'll win two cameras, if you're interesting enough, or you'll have handed over nearly twenty quid for nothing.

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