THE next in the Dorset Echo’s series of spectacular photographic books is being planned – and your work could be in it.

Last year's book, featuring stunning local scenes and shots from the Olympic Games action in Dorset, was a runaway success.

Now readers are being invited to send in pictures which could stand along our staff photographers' shots in the next book, set to be called Dorset: A Photographic Journey Through Towns and Villages.

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 rural life.

Pictures can include street scenes, town beaches and harbours and landmarks that show our towns at their best.

The top five will be published in the Daily Echo and Dorset 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, Daily Echo and Dorset Echo, said: “These are wonderful books and I am sure any photographer would be delighted to see their picture included.”

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 pictures to Submitting an image to the competition is giving consent for the Daily Echo and Dorset 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.