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The Search Is Over, The Choice Is Yours.


Sunday May 23rd saw our first photo-shoot for ‘The Face’ of the Cheltonian competition. The entrants were published in last month’s edition. During June we held two further photo-shoots, both were extremely successful, and the entrants from these sessions are detailed over the following pages.

With the completion of all the initial photo-shoots it’s now over to you, the public, to decide which ‘faces’ are your favourites. You’re not restricted to one, there are numerous categories. In fact, as a result of the popularity of the competition we have actually had to split the under 18s category into two.

So, the categories are: Under 12s, 12-18, 18-30, 30-50 and 50+ for both men and women, boys and girls.

How to vote
On the following pages are the entrants from the June photo-shoots. To register your vote(s) simply look through them and select your favourite(s). Make a note of the image reference and text it to 6077.

i.e. Text: ‘Face 1234’ to 6077. Don’t forget to include the space between the word ‘Face’ and the number of the image. You will receive an acknowledgement text back by return. Each text vote will cost £1 plus your normal
network fee.

Closing Date
The closing date for voting is the 25th
August 2010 at midnight. Text votes sent after this date will not be counted. (But may still be charged.) We will include all entrants in the August edition and they are all now available to view on our web site at:

Winners’ Awards Ceremony
Winners will be announced in our September edition and there will be a special awards ceremony held in the Beechwood Shopping Centre.

The prizes
The winners from each category will be invited to attend a professional photo-shoot by John Moore of ‘Two Front Teeth Portrait Photography’ at his studio. John is a renowned photographer and has photographed many celebrities including the likes of Patrick Moore, Mike Read, Emperor Rosko, Felicity Montage (from Bridget Jones Diary) and Alan Partridge. He also regularly works for Brian May and Roger Taylor from the band Queen.

All of the winners will also be treated to dinner at Joules Restaurant and, where appropriate, each winner will receive professional hair styling, make-up and wardrobe for the day.

The main sponsors
Without the help and generosity of other businesses throughout the town this competition would not have been possible. Very special thanks go to all of our sponsors, but especially...

Beechwood Shopping Centre
Owen Acland the Centre Manager and Rose Hyde the Marketing Manager. Their support is what really got ‘The Face’ of The Cheltonian off the ground. So much so that they have asked that we run the competition again next year!

Cheltenham Dental Spa And Implant Clinic
Special thanks also to Dr. Ghaleb Karein for his generous support which involved taking care of all of the posters, leaflets and entry forms. You will be hearing more about Dr. Karein in the near future when we commence a new regular oral health feature.

Severn Signs
Rob Wallace who took care of the spectacular shop graphics in the Beechwood Shopping centre and who has now just updated them all.
For supplying the voting lines without any long-term contracts and for waiving all the set-up fees.