Please ensure that submissions are original and your own, anything featuring elsewhere online or in print will be disqualified.

Include your full name, address, email and daytime phone number when filling in the form.

Photos must be submitted as a jpeg no larger than 2MB.

Tell us which category you are entering: Adults, 12–18, or Under 12s.

Under 16s must have the permission of their parent/guardian before entering.

Entrants can submit more than once.

Entries must include a description of the image and why it makes them happy.

Competition opens on June 21 at 09.00. Closing date for entry will be August 25 17:00. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

We may publish entries across all print and electronic media. These will be published to promote the competition alongside the winners' statement about the image.

Contributions become world copyright of Vivat Direct Ltd (t/a Reader’s Digest).

Entry is open only to residents of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland.

It is not open to employees of Vivat Direct Ltd (t/a Reader’s Digest), its subsidiary companies and all others associated with this competition, their immediate families and relatives living in an employee’s household.

The competition will be judged by professional photographer James Eckersley.

Winners are to be selected by James Eckersley and will appear in the October issue of the magazine.

The judges’ decision is final.

No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

In the adult category, the winner will receive a Nikon DSLR camera worth £750.

In the under 18s category, the winner will receive a Panasonic Lumix Bridge camera worth £230.

Winners will be contacted by email after August 25. From here the winners will enter into a correspondence with the editorial team. The editorial team will arrange the delivery prizes during this initial conversation.

The results will be announced in the October 2016 issue of Reader's Digest magazine.

We do not accept responsibility for any prizes that are lost or damaged in transit. 

If any clause is severed for legal reasons or otherwise found to be unenforceable then the other clauses remain in force.