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Tonkotsu restaurant competition

How your photo could win you food and get published

Our Love Your Place photo competition has been open since the start of April but it will close this Wednesday night (1 May). If you have not entered yet, you still can. We look forward to seeing your pictures. And if you are a winner or runner-up you can look forward to having a chance to tuck into some free food – and seeing your image published.

We have teamed up with Tonkotsu Ealing for the Love Your Place contest (which replaces our Seasons of Ealing competition). The winner and runner-up will be published in Around Ealing magazine – as well as on this website – and Tonkotsu Ealing is also offering the winning entry a meal for two at its new restaurant in Ealing Broadway, and free bowls of ramen for the people finishing in second and third places (you can find out more about the prizes at the bottom of this article).

Love Your Place is about local people as much as showing off what we like about our borough: From unsung heroes helping in the community or caring for the local environment, to people enjoying, and relaxing in, their favourite places.

It could be something like a Parkrun, a community event, or a clean-up activity: People either enjoying a spot or making it better. But don’t let your imaginations stop there. It could be anything from popular street food being prepared to a cycling club. Or it might even be a clever portrait of someone in your neighbourhood who always puts a smile on others’ faces or always goes the extra mile to help.

As with Seasons of Ealing, the most important thing is that the photo has to be taken in the borough – and within the last 12 months. And, the winner will be selected by the public via an online poll.


Photos must be received by the closing deadline for entries, which is 11.59pm on Wednesday, 1 May 2019. After that point, a panel will judge the entries and select a longlist, then a shortlist. These shortlisted photos will be showcased on a gallery on this website – and then everyone can get involved because the winner will be selected via a public poll we will run at Facebook.com/EalingLondon – after which the winner will be announced.

You are allowed to enter more than one photograph if you would like to. You need to email your photo(s) to ealingpics@gmail.com by the closing deadline for your entry/entries to be considered.

For your photo to be considered you must also follow this process:

  1. Put Love Your Place in the subject line of the email
  2. Include your name, postal address and phone number
  3. Include a brief description of what the photo is of, when you took it and where you took it (it must have been taken within the London borough of Ealing and within the last 12 months – i.e. no earlier than 1 April 2018)
  4. State that the photo was taken by you, and that you also have permission of any people whose faces appear in the photo to enter the photo into the Love Your Place competition
  5. Make sure the image is of a high enough resolution to be reproduced online and in print (i.e. poor quality images will not be considered).

Other things to know

By entering the competition you are consenting for your photo to be reproduced at any time by Ealing Council in its print and digital publications and channels (including, but not restricted to, Around Ealing magazine, EalingNewsExtra.co.uk website, and the council’s social media). No remuneration will be possible but you will be named as the photographer if it is used on this website or in Around Ealing.

We will not, unfortunately, be able to reply to everyone who has entered the competition.

If any image is deemed not to have been taken in the borough, or to have broken any of the other conditions outlined above, the photo will be disqualified from the competition.

The winning photo, and those finishing second and third in the poll, will be announced via this website as soon as possible after the poll closes. They will further be announced in the next available edition of Around Ealing magazine.

Prizes on offer

The main prize, for the winning entry, is lunch or dinner for two people at Tonkotsu Ealing, to the value of £50. There are also prizes for the runner-up and for the third placed entry, of rewards vouchers. These will give the bearers a free ramen of their choice at Tonkotsu.

No monetary alternative will be offered.

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