THE Dorset Echo’s most recent book was an amazing celebration of Dorset’s stunning local scenery and the Olympic Games.

Now readers will have the opportunity to see their photographs in the next volume in our popular hardback series, Dorset Villages: A Photo-graphic Journey.

The Dorset Echo has once again teamed up with the Daily Echo and Castle Cameras to launch a great competition encouraging photographers to readers to submit images capturing the beauty, variety and characters of Dorset’s diverse rural life. The top five will be published in the Dorset Echo and Daily Echo and then put to a public vote to choose the ultimate winner.

The winning photographer will claim £100 worth of Castle Cameras vouchers and have their picture and byline included in the book.

The best of the entries may also be included in the new book. We will contact entrants if their images are selected to feature.

Toby Granville, group editor, Dorset Echo and Daily Echo, said: “These are wonderful books and I am sure any photographer would be delighted to see their picture included.

“We are looking for to publishing the next instalment in this hugely popular series.”


The entry rules

ONLY one entry is permitted per email and entries must be submitted at approximately A4 size at 300 dpi.

You can enter as many times as you like. The photograph must have been taken by the entrant.

Entrants must be sure to include their name, age, address, telephone number and email address, as well as a brief description of the location or event and the time of year the picture was taken.

To enter, email your picture to newsdesk Submitting an image to the competition is giving consent for the Dorset Echo and Daily Echo to reproduce the image free of charge in its newspapers, the Dorset Villages: A Photographic Journey book and other Newsquest publications.

Selected images from the competition will appear in our online gallery at

It is at the discretion of the editor which images appear. The closing date for entries is June 21 2013. Usual Dorset Echo terms and conditions apply.