Calling all photographers

are you a budding photographer? Then get your cameras at the ready for our annual competition.

This year will have a theme of ‘Great British summertime’ and features two categories – one for under 16s and one for those aged 16 and above.

A winner from each category will be picked and receive a coveted Matlock Photographer of the Year trophy.

Five runners up will also be chosen and, together with the winning photographs, will be used in a calendar put together by the town council.

The closing date for entries is August 24, 2012, and photographs will be judged by the town council over the August bank holiday weekend.

Pictures must be taken within the Matlock town boundary and both the council and the Mercury reserve the right to publish all photographs.