I had the extreme joy of announcing Yelp’s Gallery of Glasgow last week and I thought I’d share it here for anyone who is interested in getting involved.
I love Glasgow. Big time. I think that is pretty obvious from this blog, my job at Yelp and my roller derby league! I loved the city as soon as I arrived here nearly 5 years ago, and I love that every day I get to discover a new aspect of it which makes it so special.
So I took all those feelings and turned them into Yelp’s Gallery of Glasgow. With 2014 being such a big year for Glasgow, I thought it was a great idea to get the locals to photograph their love of the city and share it on Yelp. It launched on Monday 27 January and at last count, over 160 photos have already been entered – that’s a lot of fabulous snaps of the city.
The best of the best will be chosen by an independent judging panel (I love the Yelp community too much to be impartial!), printed, framed and displayed at Ubiquitous Chip. There’ll be a Gallery opening night in April with some fun surprises in store, and the photos will be up for sale to go to a local charity.
But I’m at the end before I’ve even mentioned the start! There’ll be a launch party on Tuesday 18 February at Stravaigin and anyone with a Yelp profile can RSVP to come. You can check out all about the event on Yelp – there’ll be cocktails by Aperol and Wild Turkey, delicious food by Stravaigin and some fabulous mini photography masterclasses!
And if you want to enter your photos into the Gallery – all you need to do is upload the photo to the relevant business page on Yelp. All the guidelines and tips and tricks are in this handy Talk thread!
I’ve added some of my own photos to this post so you can get an idea of the kinds of photos you can enter – food, buildings, landmarks, drinks, interesting places – anything that has a Yelp business page!
So go on, enter #yelpgallery – I can’t wait to see your snaps!