Summer has truly arrived and we wait with bated breath to see if the scorching temperatures we have enjoyed so far will extend into the school holidays so we can all have fun in the sun.
Whether it’s heading out for a family picnic, enjoying a leisurely stroll at a favourite beauty spot, taking to the water or simply unwinding with a cooling drink or an ice-cream in the garden, we want to capture on camera what sums up the perfect summer’s day for our readers.
So we have chosen Saturday, July 21, as our One Summer’s Day - and all we are asking is for the sun to shine and for you to send us a snap of what you are up to.
We will feature all the best photos on our website at www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk and in the Northumberland Gazette newspaper.
The best picture, as chosen by the editor, will win four oven-ready meals from Turnbull's of Alnwick butchers, worth a total of £20.
Turnbull's summer range of oven-ready dishes is back! Available in the Alnwick store now, you can choose any two meals for two for only £10! Choose from a daily selection from the following: Chicken, Bacon & Leek Gratin, Italian Beef Meatballs, Chicken Korma, Hunters Chicken, Chicken & Bacon Supremes, Chicken Rogan Josh, Chicken Diane, Chicken Tikka, Lemon Chicken and Bombay Chicken Curry. The prize must be collected from the shop. Find out more on the Turnbull's website: https://www.turnbullsofalnwick.co.uk/about/oven-ready-dishes-meals-for-two
The winner will also be put up against One Summer’s Day pictures taken by readers of our sister titles across our Johnston Press publishing group to find a national winner.
And you don’t need to be a professional photographer, as long as your shot reflects your day of fun in the sun (fingers crossed for the sun!), it will be considered for the prize-winning top spot.
Gazette editor Paul Larkin said: "We’ve had a sizzling start to July and are looking forward to many more sunny days to come. We want you to capture what makes a brilliant summer’s day and so are looking for you to capture that perfect moment. Look for a splash of colour, look for expression, look for fun - look for anything that sums up your summer’s day. We very much look forward to seeing your entries."
To take part in One Summer’s Day, email your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org or message our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/nlandgazette. Please include your full name, address and daytime contact number, plus a brief description of what and who is in your picture and the time it was taken. All digital images must be high resolution and 1MB or above in size.
And remember, only photos taken on Saturday, July 21, will be considered.