These youngsters grew their 12-foot sunflowers at their grandparents’ home in Alnwick, as part of the Gazette’s Sunflower Challenge competition.
Pictured are Livia Wilson Roper, 11, Myles Wilson Roper, seven, Eleanor Armstrong, seven, Max Bridge, six, and Emilia Bowden, six months.
There are prizes, sponsored by Alnwick in Bloom, for the tallest sunflowers up for grabs. The winner will receive a £25 WHSmith voucher, second will take £15 and third £10.
The sunflowers will be measured and the height verified by our judges and the winners announced in the Gazette.
Awards will be presented at an Alnwick in Bloom prize-giving event later this year.
When your bloom is ready, take a picture and send it to the Gazette with your name, age, address, contact details and sunflower measurement by August 31. The competition is open to under-16s only.
Email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org