Captain Cook Memorial Globe at Regatta Point. Click for more photos

Summer Photo Comp

Captain Cook Memorial Globe at Regatta Point. Photo: Pat Gallagher

An underwater shot of a young girl, swimming down through the waters of a back-yard pool, a water balloon captured at the instant it bursts, and several striking sunset shots have all been submitted as part of The Canberra Times photo competition.

The latest batch of photo entries capture the essence of Summer. One depicts two swimmers, preparing to dive into Mereweather Ocean Baths near Newcastle beneath a full moon.

Another shows a girl relaxing in the pool, curled up on a rubber tube with goggles, flippers, and an underwater watch.

Spence resident Judith Deland sent in a striking shot, depicting two people and a dog silhouetted against the warm colours of a sunset in the Victorian alps.

The competition gives budding photographers the chance to have their favourite shots published, with prizemoney for winners.

First prize is $500, second $300, and third $200.

For your opportunity to win, all you have to do is snap one of those magic summer moments and send it to The Canberra Times.

A selection of the entries will be published in the newspaper and on canberratimes.com.au throughout the summer holidays.

Photographers must send their photos, attached as JPEG files, to photocomp@canberratimes.com.au. The images must be a minimum of 150Kb and a maximum of 1Mb.

There is a maximum limit of three photos per person, and entrants should include their name, address, phone number and a brief description of their shots.

The competition closes at 4pm on January 20.

CLARIFICATION: The caption under a picture taken at the National Gallery's Sculpture Garden and published on Tuesday, January 8, wrongly named Monika Short as the photographer. The image was submitted by Geoffrey Ballard.