SUMMER PHOTO COMPETITION: Win prizes in a snap

TINKER BELL: A girl makes an elegant dive off a rock at Broughton Island, just as day is beginning to break.   Picture: Marissa  Moncrieff
TINKER BELL: A girl makes an elegant dive off a rock at Broughton Island, just as day is beginning to break. Picture: Marissa Moncrieff
STILL WATERS: A boat rests on the idyllic glass-like waters of Dora Creek.  Picture: Dave Threlfo

STILL WATERS: A boat rests on the idyllic glass-like waters of Dora Creek. Picture: Dave Threlfo

DRINKING NECTAR: A busy bee sets to work.  Picture: Alan Wilks

DRINKING NECTAR: A busy bee sets to work. Picture: Alan Wilks

MERMAID: Gabrielle Church decides to have a summer tea party with a difference.  Picture: Matthew Mollison

MERMAID: Gabrielle Church decides to have a summer tea party with a difference. Picture: Matthew Mollison

SPLASH: Chloe, a 10-year-old boxer who has undergone three operations on malignant tumours, relishes this bath.   Picture: Lorraine McEwan-McKenzie

SPLASH: Chloe, a 10-year-old boxer who has undergone three operations on malignant tumours, relishes this bath. Picture: Lorraine McEwan-McKenzie

POOPED: Gilbert, Florence and dog, Rustie-Dougal, take a siesta.   Picture: Jo Jones

POOPED: Gilbert, Florence and dog, Rustie-Dougal, take a siesta. Picture: Jo Jones

WATERING HOLE: A luminous view of Nobbys Beach, taken through a rolling wave on January 8.  Picture: Matthew Ross

WATERING HOLE: A luminous view of Nobbys Beach, taken through a rolling wave on January 8. Picture: Matthew Ross

ILLUSORY: A reflection through rock pools at dusk of Merewether Baths. Picture: Mia Thornton

ILLUSORY: A reflection through rock pools at dusk of Merewether Baths. Picture: Mia Thornton

YOU better be snappy if you want to be a part of the Herald Summer Photo Competition.

Our annual search for the Hunter’s best amateur photographer is in full swing and entries have been pouring in. Entries close today.

Share with us your best pictures like the Hunter shutterbugs on this page, and you could win one of three Olympus digital cameras from Domayne Kotara.

All you have to do is capture a summer moment – whether it’s the family frolicking at the beach, a glorious sunset, pet shenanigans, a loved one’s portrait or a sports shot – and send it in.

The best photo wins an Olympus PEN Mini digital camera, worth $449, plus 1000 6x4 prints which are valued at $150.

Second prize is an Olympus TG-820 10-metre waterproof camera and third prize is an Olympus TG-320 3-metre waterproof camera.

HOW TO ENTER

Entries must include your name, address, phone number, photo title, a brief description of the photo and the date it was taken.

Photos must be a minimum of 150Kb and a maximum of 1Mb.

Email up to three photos as jpeg attachments to photocomp@theherald.com.au.

The competition closes today,  so snap to it and show us the magic you can make.