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Search launched for best photographs of Giants spectacle

Giants fans who captured the ‘Liverpool’s Dream’ spectacle on camera could see their image feature in a limited edition book.

Liverpool City Council is searching for the best and most unique pictures from the 4-7 October event, which attracted around 1.3 million spectators to Liverpool and Wirral.

The book, which is being created due to popular demand, will feature more than 100 images of Royal de Luxe’s third and final Giants visit, which is thought to be Liverpool’s biggest ever event.

Anyone submitting images for consideration must be over the age of 16 and can put forward a maximum of two photographs.

Each image must be at least 3MB in size and there must be no copyright or permissions attached to use them.

No payment will be given for any of the images provided, but photographers of chosen pictures will be credited in the book.

The team behind the book is also looking for comments on what the Giants mean to people, and spectators who caught a glimpse of the action can provide a memory or thoughts, along with their name, age, where they live and a picture of themselves for possible inclusion in the souvenir publication.


The Giant visited New Brighton in Wirral.

Liverpool’s Deputy Mayor and cabinet member for culture, tourism and events, Councillor Wendy Simon, says: “Within hours of the Liverpool’s Dream finale we were being asked if a book would be produced so people could re-live the incredible spectacle they had experienced.

“The event was such a wonderful moment in the cultural history of Liverpool and Wirral that there was no question of not having a book showcasing some of its highlights.

“We know there will be thousands of incredible pictures captured by the audience, and this is going to make it really tough to choose which ones appear in print.

“But we urge people to share a couple of their favourite photographic moments or let us know what impact the Giants have had on them, with the chance to have their handiwork and comments on display in this very special keepsake.”

Cllr Phil Davies, leader of Wirral Council, adds: “The Giant’s visit to New Brighton was an unforgettable day and many of the 80,000 visitors who came to welcome him to Wirral will have taken stunning photos of his adventure.

“The reaction to the whole event has been overwhelming and we’re looking forward to seeing the images and reflections from this year’s Giant spectacular on both sides of the Mersey. This publication will allow the memories from this very special weekend to live on for many years to come.”

The book, which is being produced in partnership with Royal de Luxe and Newhall Publishing Ltd, is scheduled to go on sale in November.

Giants comments and images must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 15 October for consideration, and can be put forward online.

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