Galloway selfie is a winner

Alison Barlow in Galloway Forest
Alison Barlow in Galloway Forest

A selfie taken in Galloway Forest has been shortlisted in a national competition to promote ‘selfie safety’.

Alison Barlow, 43, from Ambergate, Derbyshire, said: “The stone faces were part of an art project in the Forest and called ‘Quorum’.”

National Accident Helpline’s #SelfieSafety competition asks people to send a selfie from their favourite UK selfie location, with the chance to win an iPhone.

The #SelfieSafety competition is part of a national campaign urging selfie takers to take extra care to avoid common accidents. Research by the company, released in connection with Accident Awareness Week, revealed that four in five Brits (82%) don’t always take care when taking selfies.

The research also highlighted the popularity of selfies in the UK. According to the study of 2,047 adults, carried out by Censuswide, over half of all snappy-happy Brits (53%) have taken a selfie, while 36% of the population and two thirds (66%) of 16 to 24 year olds have taken a selfie in the past month.

Beth Powell, Marketing Director of National Accident Helpline, said: “We all want to capture great memories with a selfie, but we are urging selfie-takers, young and old, to look up from their devices and pay attention to the potential risks around them, before getting the perfect shot. This way, we can create great memories and stay safe.”

To find out more about National Accident Helpline’s #SelfieSafety competition, and to enter your photo, visit: bit.ly/SelfieSafetyComp