My Favourite Journey Photo Contest has recently announced My Favourite Journey Photo Contest. Your photo must be a view on the First Great Western network which could be anything from the White Horse at Westbury to ancient medieval castles, Roman Bath to the enchanting Thames Valley, the beautiful coastline of Devon to the sweeping hills of the Malverns.


The winners will each receive a digital photo printer and return First Class train tickets for two people for a First Great Western journey. Twelve runners up will receive a pair of First Great Western Standard Class return train tickets. You can submit your photo from here, and hurry!..the closing date for all entries is 12 noon on 28 July 2006.


First Great Western’s network takes in some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. Few people can fail to be impressed with the view of the Devon coastline as you travel through Dawlish or marvel at the Millennium Stadium as you pull into Cardiff station. Now First Great Western wants to see what your favourite journey looks like.

All you have to do is send in a photo of your favourite sight on the First Great Western network. It has to be one that can be seen through the window of a First Great Western train, although it does not necessarily have to be taken from the train itself.

First Great Western will choose 24 finalists to be displayed on the ‘My Favourite Journey’ web site. The public and a voting panel will then vote for their favourite photo and the 12 most popular entries will be transformed into a calendar.

The winning photographers will each receive a digital photo printer and First Class return train tickets for two people for a First Great Western journey. Twelve runners up will also receive a pair of standard class return tickets.

First Great Western’s Customer Services Director, Glenda Lamont, said: “This is a fantastic competition that celebrates the many places of beauty that can be seen from trains along First Great Western routes. We may all travel to far flung destinations nowadays but there are so many fabulous and interesting places on our own doorstep.”

So the next time you see a fantastic view from the window of a First Great Western train, take a photo of it and log onto and submit your entry. All entries should be in JPEG format and should be at least 250Kb and no larger than 2Mb. Closing date for entries is 28 July. Entry details and terms and conditions can be found on the web site

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