Fowl’ series of books inspires PlayStation®3’s
National Photographic Competition with the Library Council
The international bestselling
series of books by Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, has inspired PlayStation®3
to launch an exciting new photographic competition for kids and
teens in association with the Library Council and Penguin Books.
The initiative will appeal to
8 – 16 year olds who are encouraged to get their hands on
a digital camera and get snapping over the next few weeks and
bring their love of the 7 million-selling series of books to life
in a photo.
Children across Clare are invited
to capture an image on their digital camera they feel best represents
their favourite Artemis Fowl book. The creative and educational
dimension to this initiative does not stop there, however, as
all photos will be uploaded by the PlayStation team onto the PlayStation®3
console in participating libraries throughout Clare in August
where they will be stored for the judges to see!
The PlayStation team will be
visiting the public libraries in Ennis and Scarriff in
Clare on August 7th from 10.00am – 5.30pm and Kilrush and
Shannon on Friday, August 15th from 10.00am – 5.00pm
to accept and process all entries. On the day, budding photographers
should bring their digital cameras containing their photo along
with them and the team will look after the rest.
Although more generally associated
with gaming, the Playstation® 3 is more of an entertainment
console than a pure gaming machine. The console can be used to
watch movies, upload and listen to music, access the internet
and can be used to upload, store and browse through photographs.
Winners will be announced in
September with one winner being chosen from each participating
county council. As well as winning a Playstation® 3 console,
each of the winners will also receive a once in a lifetime prize
of a limited edition copy of an Artemis Fowl book with their own
winning image on the cover.
Speaking at the launch of the
competition Niall O’Hanrahan, Managing Director, Sony Computer
Entertainment Ireland, said: “We are delighted that we have
been able to create a fun and educational initiative that is inspired
by the successful Artemis Foul series of books and allows us to
demonstrate the versatility of Playstation® 3. What better
way for children to use their imagination over the Summer months
than to capture images they feel depict their favourite books
and then view these using Playstation® 3’s state of
the art technology”.