Photographic past key to prize winning future for Cramlington woman – Video

A CRAMLINGTON woman has reached the final in a nationwide competition to find the UK and Ireland’s most treasured keepsake.

Holly Rowley, who’s 25, submitted a photo of her late Grandad into the Hallmark competition after being encouraged to enter by the company via Twitter.

Holly Rowley (25) from Windsor Court at Cramlington and her photograph of her late Grandad Tommy Gorman-she has reached the final in a nationwide competition to find the UK and Ireland's most treasured keepsake.

Holly Rowley (25) from Windsor Court at Cramlington and her photograph of her late Grandad Tommy Gorman-she has reached the final in a nationwide competition to find the UK and Ireland's most treasured keepsake.

Holly’s photograph of her late Grandad will join eight other finalists whose mementos will be brought to life by the National Media Museum in Bradford later this year.

The local finalists are also in with the chance of winning the title of the UK and Ireland’s Most Treasured Keepsake and a fantastic prize package which includes the new Nikon 1 J-1 camera worth over £350, when the final ten go live to a public vote.

The search was launched by card and gift specialist, Hallmark, to celebrate life being a special occasion and invited families across the UK to share their most prized possessions for a unique online gallery that showcases a treasure trove of meaningful mementos.

Holly’s photograph, that captures her late Grandad looking lovingly at a photo of her Nana, was chosen because of the unique insight it gave into the couple’s relationship and its ability to capture unconditional love.

To see what Holly makes of the competition and to hear more about the photo, click on the video player above...