Photographers ahoy! Top Summer Holiday prize on offer for your best sunny picture in our competition

A duck enjoys the sunshine
A duck enjoys the sunshine

Summer has truly arrived and as the temperatures continue to rise everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun in the sun.

And whether it’s heading out for a family picnic, enjoying a leisurely stroll at a favourite beauty spot like Wendover Woods or Watermead, 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.

Summer Holiday is coming to The Waterside

Summer Holiday is coming to The Waterside

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.bucksherald.co.uk and in The Bucks Herald.

And the best one, as chosen by our judges, will win a very special courtesy of our friends at the Waterside Theatre!

The talented winner will win a pair of VIP tickets to see Summer Holiday starring Ray Quinn on Tue 23 Oct at 7.30pm with the theatre's exclusive Ambassador Experience.

The Ambassador Experience at The Waterside Theatre

The Ambassador Experience at The Waterside Theatre

The winners will be able to use a special VIP area from 6.30pm on the night of the show, and will have a complimentary glass of fizz and nibbles both pre show and during the interval.

As well as that the picture will then 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, it will be considered for the prize-winning top spot.

Editor Hayley O'Keeffe said: ‘We’ve had a sizzling start to July and are looking forward to many more sunny days to come with August almost upon us. 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 hayley.okeeffe@jpress.co.uk or message our Facebook page. 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.