Capturing a moment visually, since the advent of digital photography and with increasingly sophisticated mobile phone technology, is as easy as point, click. But how do you catch a movement?
Once you experience, whether it’s a high-speed rollercoaster ride or a gentle stroll through a snowy field, can only truly be described with words and relived in memory. It’s yours forever.
Similarly precious are movements you’ve watched. Imagine if Rooney were to score a magical winning goal come 9 July: millions of England supporters, whether at the stadium in Munich or on the sofa in Kent, would treasure the moment that they saw that foot kick that ball.
Try to recall the way you felt when you first watched a ballet or saw Concorde take off. These movements take astonishing strength, bravery, discipline, ingenuity and determination. Some are firsts or record breakers. Several are witnessed by millions of people; others are more personal. From the speed of Kelly Holmes to the technological force that made Neil Armstrong’s small step possible, movement is something to celebrate.
Shell is in the business of helping its customers move better, and just thinking about movement brings some powerful images to mind. That’s why The Independent and Shell want to hear about your moving moments – which means anything that epitomises movement and sticks in the mind. Make a list of your favourites. Be as creative as you like. Whether you were stirred by your child’s first steps or smile at the thought of swimming underwater, relish in a memory of Michael Schumacher winning his seventh drivers’ world championship or wonder at Elvis’s dance moves, we want to know. In return, we’re offering you the chance to create some new moving moments of your own in Melbourne, Australia.
Win a holiday for two by nominating your favourite moving moment online
You may not be able to move as fast, gracefully or momentously as these people, but you will enjoy the drive of a lifetime if you win our competition to Melbourne, Australia, famous for the breathtakingly beautiful Great Southern Touring Route. This route includes the gorgeous Great Ocean Road and Shipwreck Coast and the amazing rock formations and golden sand beaches along them. For a chance to win, all you have to do is suggest your favourite moving moment.
The prize – for two people – includes flights, two nights’ stay in Melbourne before the tour begins, car hire for the duration of the tour, which is five days, travel insurance and a night in Melbourne after the tour ends. Melbourne is a magical city, with a European, cafe-culture feel.
To win this driving holiday, you need to suggest your favourite moving moment on the website below. It can be anything that epitomises movement that sticks in the mind.
Five runners-up also get the chance to drive like never before by winning a Via Michelin Navigation X-950T sat-nav system (worth £299), so they need never get lost again!
For more chances to win some of the world's greatest driving experiences, visit a Shell Service Station where there are over 100 driving experiences to be won.
Terms and conditions
Employees and their immediate families of Shell International Petroleum Company Limited and Independent News and Media Ltd ('The Independent') and their associated agencies are not eligible to enter. All entries must include name, address, phone number, email address and their nominated moving moment. Closing date for receipt of entries is midnight 15/07/06. The winner will be notified on 29/07/06 by phone/post. The winner will be the first entry drawn by The Independent. The other prizes will be awarded in the order in which they are drawn from the 'hat'. The editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The Independent reserves the right to publish the surname and county of the winner, the winner may be required to take part in publicity. The first prize is a 'Dream Drive' holiday to Australia for 11 nights and 12 days. It is based on two people sharing a twin/double room on a room only basis. The prize is worth up to a maximum value of £5,000 and includes economy flights with British Airways/Qantas from London Heathrow to Melbourne via Hong Kong and Singapore and travel insurance. The trip includes on arrival, two night's pre tour including accomodation (3-4* accommodation) in Melbourne. Thereafter the trip includes The Great Southern Touring Route self drive, this is a 4 nights/5days self driving tour, which includes an itinerary, travel details & maps provided by a local tour operator. Accommodation is included in the tour and ranges between 3 and 4 star as well as car hire for the 5 day self drive element. The standard self drive tour includes an economy size car but this would be upgraded to - premium class (the exact car depends on availability at the time). Insurance is included with the car hire (unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver, third party liability, state tax, gst), fuel is not included.
The prize must be taken by 31st May 2007. Peak travel dates are excluded e.g. Easter (30 Mar - 15 April) and Christmas to New Year (07 Dec - 08 Jan). Flight transfers to London Heathrow are available from Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports- Australia flight departs from Heathrow. Any other expenses are the winner's responsibility, including travel to and from the airport. It is the winner's responsibility to ensure that all passports, visas and health requirements are in order prior to travel. The winner should also check and agree to the terms of travel insurance and arrange further cover if necessary. Transfers and excursions are not included. Booking should be made at least 28 days prior to departure. No changes or amendments are permitted. All bookings are subject to both AIR MILES terms and conditions (these can be obtained by calling 08705 502276) and those of 3rd party suppliers (these will be made available when booking confirmations are made)
Runners up prizes are five ViaMichelin X-950T Satellite Navigation systems Worth £299 each. Delivery is included, however the prize does not include installation. Entrants for all prizes must be UK or Isle of Man residents, aged 18 or over. No cash alternatives will be offered. Only one entry per household. No purchase necessary. The prizes are subject to availability. Neither the promoter, Shell International Petroleum Company Limited, nor The Independent will be liable for any circumstances beyond its reasonable control that prevent a prize being taken up by a winner. The promoter and The Independent exclude all liability to the extent permitted by law for any cost, claims or loss howsoever caused that arise by reason of any person accepting the prizes. Any personal information collected may be used for marketing and research purposes by The Independent or Shell International Petroleum Company Limited and may be passed on to third parties for these purposes. If you do not want your data to be passed on to third parties, please e-mail email@example.com. By entering this promotion, entrants are agreeing to abide by these rules and any conditions. Standard Independent competition rules apply (see www.independent.co.uk/legal). Promoter: Shell International Petroleum Company Limited, Shell Centre, London, SE1 7NA (entries should not be sent to this address).