16 July 2015

Sheffield City Council is issuing a call to action for people throughout the city to submit pictures of the people and places in Sheffield that they love, to form part of a 24 hour Yorkshire Day tweet-a-thon, followed up by a week-long exhibition in the Moor Market.

The best 24 pictures will be selected, one tweeted an hour for 24 hours on Yorkshire Day (1 August). And all 24 pictures will form the exhibition showcasing and celebrating the best of Sheffield.

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “This is a really simple way for people to showcase what they love about Sheffield – and to help us to share this with the world. Social media means we can connect with more people more easily than ever before, and we want to take this opportunity to celebrate our fantastic city, but we need your help!”

The Lord Mayor will be judging one winning picture to win a hamper of Yorkshire goodies from the Moor Market.

To tie all the photographs together with the theme of Yorkshire Day, the Council is asking for people to include a white rose in their picture. But this can be a flag, a picture, an actual white rose – any form at all.

The Council is tweeting example pictures throughout July to give people inspiration. You can submit your photograph via Twitter with the hashtag #sheffyorksday or send them electronically to communications@sheffield.gov.uk.

The deadline for photo submissions for the Council tweet-a-thon and exhibition is midday on Tuesday 28 July, but photos can still be tweeted after that with the hashtag #sheffyorksday

Don’t forget that you must have permission to take and use your photos, especially if it includes a child. By sending us the photo you’re agreeing to us using it on Twitter and in the exhibition.