News in today:\n\nWith 2008 being Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture, the TUC\nis inviting people to display their own images of working life in the city.\n\nBoth amateur and professional photographers can submit their photographs\nof working in Liverpool to the TUC’s specially-created Liverpool ’08\nwebsite [URL="http://www.unions08.co.uk"]www.unions08.co.uk[/URL]\n\nEach photo will go onto the website’s photo gallery and will then be\nentered into the TUC’s “Liverpool Working Lives’’ photography\ncompetition. The winners in both the professional and amateur categories\nwill win £150, with £100 going to the runners-up and £50 to those\nfinishing third.\n\nPlans are being made to exhibit the winning photos and a selection of\nthe other eye-catching entries at a city centre location during the summer.\n\nAlan Manning, the TUC’s North West Regional Secretary, said that the\ncompetition and the website were an enjoyable way of highlighting\nworking life in Liverpool while the city is in the international spotlight.\n\nHe added: “We want to celebrate the contribution of working people to\nthis city and its culture. We are kicking off with a project that is\naimed at showing Liverpool at work that is created by Liverpool’s workers.\n\n“At the end of the competition, we will have an exhibition that we will\ntour around the region, from the city centre through to Kirkby and\nBootle. Liverpool workers will have created a unique photographic record\nof Liverpool working lives.’’\n\nToday (Monday January 14th) sees the launch of both the [URL="http://www.unions08.co.uk"]www.unions08.co.uk[/URL]\n\nwebsite and the photography competition.\n\nThe competition runs until June 13, when judging will take place. Full\nterms and conditions for the competition – including instructions on\nuploading your photographs - can be found on the website.\n\n[URL="http://www.unions08.co.uk"]www.unions08.co.uk[/URL] also features news and events pages to highlight what\nthe TUC and other organisations have arranged for the Capital of Culture\nyear.