All the beauty and fun of the season are captured in readers' entries into The Canberra Times summer photo competition.
A striking range of photographs has already been received, from Alice Brown's ethereal portrait of a friend in a pool, taken while on holiday, to Paul Looyen's beach sunset.
The competition gives aspiring photographers the chance to have their favourite shots published; the winning entry receives $500, second prize $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.
Entrants must send their images, attached as JPEG files, to firstname.lastname@example.org
The photographs must be a minimum of 150Kb and a maximum of 1Mb. There is a limit of three photos per person. Entrants should include their name, address, phone number and a brief description of their shots.
The competition deadline has been extended, and closes at 5pm on Friday, February 1.