Summer Pix photography competition

23:53, Feb 02 2012
AND THEY'RE OFF: An early entry from Michelle Trubshaw of a Christmas party sack race in Kairangi
AND THEY'RE OFF: An early entry from Michelle Trubshaw of a Christmas party sack race in Kairangi
BURIED ALIVE: Noleen Sommerville has some fun in the sand and hopes the tide stays out.
BURIED ALIVE: Noleen Sommerville has some fun in the sand and hopes the tide stays out.
SPLISH SPLASH: Liam Leota cools off by taking a dip in his new paddling pool at his nana's house in Dinsdale.
SPLISH SPLASH: Liam Leota cools off by taking a dip in his new paddling pool at his nana's house in Dinsdale.
KIDDING AROUND: Jordan Dick on his goat herd during a balmy summer evening in Ngahinapouri.
KIDDING AROUND: Jordan Dick on his goat herd during a balmy summer evening in Ngahinapouri.
THE VIEW: Don Seath Picked the perfect moment to photograph the colourful skies over Lake Rotokauri.
THE VIEW: Don Seath Picked the perfect moment to photograph the colourful skies over Lake Rotokauri.
SLIPPY SIDE: From left, Breanna Goodwin, 3, Zoe Heayns, 4, and Kiera Heayns, 6, have some fun at their grandparent's house at Owhango on Christmas Day.
SLIPPY SIDE: From left, Breanna Goodwin, 3, Zoe Heayns, 4, and Kiera Heayns, 6, have some fun at their grandparent's house at Owhango on Christmas Day.
IN BLOOM: Janine Vicars captured some of the arm colours of summer in this Huntly garden.
IN BLOOM: Janine Vicars captured some of the arm colours of summer in this Huntly garden.
FISH BUSINESS: Steve Davison, from Cambridge, grabbed a photo of Ben reeling in at Te Puru.
FISH BUSINESS: Steve Davison, from Cambridge, grabbed a photo of Ben reeling in at Te Puru.
CRACKER TIME: Courtney Lynch caught this curious weta clambering over a Christmas cracker.
CRACKER TIME: Courtney Lynch caught this curious weta clambering over a Christmas cracker.
PLAY FIGHT: Katrina Goodwin snapped Murphy trying out his ninja Christmas outfit with his brother, Tyler.
PLAY FIGHT: Katrina Goodwin snapped Murphy trying out his ninja Christmas outfit with his brother, Tyler.
FLIPPING FUN: Kenneth Ballinger can't contain his excitement and jumps for joy at the prospect of Christmas.
FLIPPING FUN: Kenneth Ballinger can't contain his excitement and jumps for joy at the prospect of Christmas.
BEACH BLISS: Susanne Bseth caught her brother Robert soaking up ithe sun at Whiritoa during his visit from Germany.
BEACH BLISS: Susanne Bseth caught her brother Robert soaking up ithe sun at Whiritoa during his visit from Germany.
WET AND WILD: Lake Taupo provided the perfect setting for Janine Vicars to snap her son kneeboarding.
WET AND WILD: Lake Taupo provided the perfect setting for Janine Vicars to snap her son kneeboarding.
SHARK TALE: Paul Behrent sent in this photo of Liam proudly displaying two sharks caught on a long line at Mimi Beach, North Taranaki.
SHARK TALE: Paul Behrent sent in this photo of Liam proudly displaying two sharks caught on a long line at Mimi Beach, North Taranaki.
PADDLE POWER: From left, Talei, 3, and Gabby Raglan, 2, enjoy a day at the beach.
PADDLE POWER: From left, Talei, 3, and Gabby Raglan, 2, enjoy a day at the beach.
BUBBLE EYES: Hamilton 10-year-old Morgan Shackleton sent in this underwater photo taken in the family pool.
BUBBLE EYES: Hamilton 10-year-old Morgan Shackleton sent in this underwater photo taken in the family pool.
TIME OUT: Lamberta Groves took this picture of her sister relaxing on the beach at Kawhia at New Year.
TIME OUT: Lamberta Groves took this picture of her sister relaxing on the beach at Kawhia at New Year.
GIDDY-UP: Elisa appears to have found herself a seashore while at a horse camp at Lakewood Lodge.
GIDDY-UP: Elisa appears to have found herself a seashore while at a horse camp at Lakewood Lodge.
ONE WITH NATURE: Mike Conroy sent in this picture of Lamberta and Wilhelmina hiding in the dunes at Ocean Beach in Kawhia.
ONE WITH NATURE: Mike Conroy sent in this picture of Lamberta and Wilhelmina hiding in the dunes at Ocean Beach in Kawhia.
WIND POWER: Rachel Carson took this picture of her sons Levi and Dan after they spent two hours climbing up to the Te Uku wind farm
WIND POWER: Rachel Carson took this picture of her sons Levi and Dan after they spent two hours climbing up to the Te Uku wind farm.
PICTURE PERFECT: Courntey Lynch made the most of a brief spell of sunshine to capture a picturesque Lake Taupo.
PICTURE PERFECT: Courntey Lynch made the most of a brief spell of sunshine to capture a picturesque Lake Taupo.
SPINNING SISTERS: A Raglan playground was the perfect place for three sisters to bond during the holiday. From left, Ashley, Amy and Alicia Taylor.
SPINNING SISTERS: A Raglan playground was the perfect place for three sisters to bond during the holiday. From left, Ashley, Amy and Alicia Taylor.
BIG SPLASH: Dianne Scott sent in this shot of two year 8 Pukeatua School students celebrating the holidays at Rainbow's End.
BIG SPLASH: Dianne Scott sent in this shot of two year 8 Pukeatua School students celebrating the holidays at Rainbow's End.
SPLISH SPLASH: Regan Trubshaw, 3, of Cambridge makes the most of some decent weather and a soapy waterslide in the back yard.
SPLISH SPLASH: Regan Trubshaw, 3, of Cambridge makes the most of some decent weather and a soapy waterslide in the back yard.
ROOM FOR MORE?: Catherine Smith provided this photo of her three children and their cousin Caitlin taking Einstein the parrot, Jess the puppy, and old faithful Sally for a spin.
ROOM FOR MORE?: Catherine Smith provided this photo of her three children and their cousin Caitlin taking Einstein the parrot, Jess the puppy, and old faithful Sally for a spin.
BUBBLE FUN: Peter Mason, 18 months, plays with bubbles from his bubble machine on a nice summer afternoon.
BUBBLE FUN: Peter Mason, 18 months, plays with bubbles from his bubble machine on a nice summer afternoon.
Summer playtime: Michelle Trubshaw snapped Cambridge kids Deane Adlam, 5, Regan Trubshaw, 3, and Jimi Trubshaw, 4, enjoying the day.
Summer playtime: Michelle Trubshaw snapped Cambridge kids Deane Adlam, 5, Regan Trubshaw, 3, and Jimi Trubshaw, 4, enjoying the day.
Leap of Faith: Angela Keiser got an action shot of Stella making a jump on Raglan beach.
Leap of Faith: Angela Keiser got an action shot of Stella making a jump on Raglan beach.
Poolside getaway: Melanie Veituna captured daughter Anika enjoying a summer swim in Fiji.
Poolside getaway: Melanie Veituna captured daughter Anika enjoying a summer swim in Fiji.
Summer fun: Lynda Hall snapped Darren and Emily Anderson and Benjamin Hall ready to get the jet ski going at Pilot Bay, Mt Maunganui.
Summer fun: Lynda Hall snapped Darren and Emily Anderson and Benjamin Hall ready to get the jet ski going at Pilot Bay, Mt Maunganui.
A quiet moment: Dawn Daniels captured Mike and Thomas Daniels in a nice father, son moment at Mt Maunganui on Christmas Day.
A quiet moment: Dawn Daniels captured Mike and Thomas Daniels in a nice father, son moment at Mt Maunganui on Christmas Day.
Summer cool down: Megan Radonich captured Riley cooling off at Panara Park in Hamilton on Christmas Day.
Summer cool down: Megan Radonich captured Riley cooling off at Panara Park in Hamilton on Christmas Day.
Rescue dog: Marion Horton captured faithful dog Archie coming to warm Scarlett Brooker as she gets out of the cold Lake Tarawera.
Rescue dog: Marion Horton captured faithful dog Archie coming to warm Scarlett Brooker as she gets out of the cold Lake Tarawera.
Ready, go: Mary Johnson snapped these boys on ``The Magic Carpet'' that sunk in the river while on a rain-soaked holiday in the Waikato.
Ready, go: Mary Johnson snapped these boys on ``The Magic Carpet'' that sunk in the river while on a rain-soaked holiday in the Waikato.
Shout out:  Aaron Martin caught Naomi Martin, 4, making some noise, in Tauranga, on Christmas Day.
Shout out: Aaron Martin caught Naomi Martin, 4, making some noise, in Tauranga, on Christmas Day.
Riverside idyll: Adele Parsons composed this Kiwi picnic scene of cousins Anneka and Amy waiting for lunch at Karangahake Gorge.
Riverside idyll: Adele Parsons composed this Kiwi picnic scene of cousins Anneka and Amy waiting for lunch at Karangahake Gorge.
Surf music: Zane Ratcliffe captured Marcus Ratcliffe and Shey Taupaki strumming the day away at Waihi Beach.
Surf music: Zane Ratcliffe captured Marcus Ratcliffe and Shey Taupaki strumming the day away at Waihi Beach.
Dog gone: Wilhelmina Murphy spotted Mya the dog from Cambridge SPCA getting ready for a summer drive.
Dog gone: Wilhelmina Murphy spotted Mya the dog from Cambridge SPCA getting ready for a summer drive.
Surf's up: Keri Wynyard pictured Cooper, 4, hitting the waves in Oakura Bay in Northland.
Surf's up: Keri Wynyard pictured Cooper, 4, hitting the waves in Oakura Bay in Northland.
TOUGH RIDE: Lisa Vanin captured Sam Jack making the most of a rare glimpse of sun at a bike track.
TOUGH RIDE: Lisa Vanin captured Sam Jack making the most of a rare glimpse of sun at a bike track.
TAKING TO THE STREETS: Jamie Penno got involved to capture this photo a cultural Maori parade through Auckland recently.
TAKING TO THE STREETS: Jamie Penno got involved to capture this photo a cultural Maori parade through Auckland recently.
SANDY: Anita Mills snaps 11-month-old Paige Mills in the sand at Paunui Beach.
SANDY: Anita Mills snaps 11-month-old Paige Mills in the sand at Paunui Beach.
THE SUN SETS: Brooke Henkelman caught cousin Eden running along Omanu Beach, Mt Maunganui.
THE SUN SETS: Brooke Henkelman caught cousin Eden running along Omanu Beach, Mt Maunganui.
TAKING FLIGHT: Dylan Meynell had to be qucik to capture this seagull.
TAKING FLIGHT: Dylan Meynell had to be qucik to capture this seagull.
CASCADING: Joanna Mutu took a break at Bridal Veil Falls and snapped this image.
CASCADING: Joanna Mutu took a break at Bridal Veil Falls and snapped this image.
SPLASHING AROUND: This picture was sent by Jacob Hedges, Omokoroa.
SPLASHING AROUND: This picture was sent by Jacob Hedges, Omokoroa.
LOVELY: Mikayla Jane Gaddes captured a sign that love is in the air in Raglan.
LOVELY: Mikayla Jane Gaddes captured a sign that love is in the air in Raglan.
WATER BABY: At only 10 months old, Keegan is a keen swimmer and here he takes a much-loved dip underwater.
WATER BABY: At only 10 months old, Keegan is a keen swimmer and here he takes a much-loved dip underwater.
SPEED DEMON: Junior rider Jaan Anderson has a blast during the Bel Ray Cross Country race at Naike.
SPEED DEMON: Junior rider Jaan Anderson has a blast during the Bel Ray Cross Country race at Naike.
NO HANDS: Four-year-old Oliver gets towed by his dad on Lake Karapiro.
NO HANDS: Four-year-old Oliver gets towed by his dad on Lake Karapiro.
WIDE-EYED: Tyler Jack enjoys his first summer at Waihi Beach.
WIDE-EYED: Tyler Jack enjoys his first summer at Waihi Beach.
BIG CATCH: A seabird snags a fish in the Hauraki Gulf.
BIG CATCH: A seabird snags a fish in the Hauraki Gulf.
PRECIOUS CARGO: Cousins Alexandra and Samantha Carmichael amd Izabella Gordon takes shelter in a car boot at the Pirongia Races on Boxing Day.
PRECIOUS CARGO: Cousins Alexandra and Samantha Carmichael amd Izabella Gordon takes shelter in a car boot at the Pirongia Races on Boxing Day.
BABY BUGS: Lisa Johns holds her ""colourful summer babies" in the palm of her hand.
BABY BUGS: Lisa Johns holds her ""colourful summer babies" in the palm of her hand.
SUMMER FUN: Kaehiloa Harrison, 17 months, gets wet in the American Modernist Garden pool at the Hamilton Gardens.
SUMMER FUN: Kaehiloa Harrison, 17 months, gets wet in the American Modernist Garden pool at the Hamilton Gardens.
IN MOTION: A keen beach-goer is captured mid-air as he prepares to skim across the water.
IN MOTION: A keen beach-goer is captured mid-air as he prepares to skim across the water.

The Waikato Times Forlongs summer pix competition is back and we invite all of our readers to enter their best summer holiday snaps.

Chief photographer Peter Drury will judge the competition which closes on January 31. See below for more details.

Email your favourite photo to summerpix@waikatotimes.co.nz

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