Win a Panasonic Lumix digital camera worth £200
In February we held a competition to celebrate the publication of Douglas Kennedy's new book, The Moment.
We invited Mumsnetters to send in a photograph of an important moment in their lives. Douglas Kennedy shortlisted ten photographs to win a copy of The Moment, and one winner who was awarded a top-of-the-range Panasonic Lumix digital camera worth £200.
You can see the winning photographs below.
Winning photograph: Bye Dad
"This was the moment I realised that I had let my Boy go. When he left the same time the year before, I was crying too much to take a photo. Second year - he was saying goodbye to his Dad and his sister and I was still yelling instructions at him. He is at university in the States, and is away for nine months of the year. I miss him, but he is having the time of his life."
Kennedy Douglas said:
"Photographically speaking, it's a truly interesting composition - its monochromatic look, the blurred image of the parent, the peripheral semi-focussed background details of the airport, even the envelope which the son is holding. More tellingly, what I love about this shot is that it is proof of the great Henri Cartier-Bresson's comment about how the best photography always responds to a crucial moment - and, as such, is a technical and aesthetic marriage between technique and simply being there."
From the No. 1 bestselling author of The Pursuit of Happiness Douglas Kennedy comes a heartbreaking love story set in Cold War Berlin. The Moment is the story of how one man's life is altered when he meets the woman whose tragic secrets will re-write both their destinies.
To celebrate publication of The Moment we are asking you to send in your own captured moments. All you need to do is submit a photograph you have taken that you think brilliantly captures an important moment in your life – whether it's a moment of joy, sadness or change and whether it's of friends, family, or a landscape, we want to see your pictures and an explanation of the moment you have captured.
Simply email your photograph to email@example.com along with a caption to explain it, your name and contact details by 1st March 2012. Douglas Kennedy will pick a shortlist of ten photographs he thinks best represent their description.
Win: The ten shortlisted photographers will win a copy of The Moment and one very lucky Mumsnetter will also be selected to win a top-of-the-range Panasonic Lumix digital camera worth £200.