Summer pix photography competition

19:23, Jan 06 2013
SPRINKLE TIME: Sandra Lapworth captured this shot of her 16-month-old experiencing a sprinkler for the first time.
SPRINKLE TIME: Sandra Lapworth captured this shot of her 16-month-old experiencing a sprinkler for the first time.
BRIGHT NIGHT SKY: The sky’s a picture of pink and yellow as the sun sets over Kuratau, Taupo.
BRIGHT NIGHT SKY: The sky’s a picture of pink and yellow as the sun sets over Kuratau, Taupo.
KEEPING SHELTERED: It’s time to seek shelter as the wind whips through Hamilton Gardens.
KEEPING SHELTERED: It’s time to seek shelter as the wind whips through Hamilton Gardens.
SHOW ME THE WATER: Milly, 3, is set for a swim as she poses underneath a pohutukawa tree.
SHOW ME THE WATER: Milly, 3, is set for a swim as she poses underneath a pohutukawa tree.
3-2-1 TIMBER: A competitor in the kid’s sack race at the Taupo races is captured mid-fall.
3-2-1 TIMBER: A competitor in the kid’s sack race at the Taupo races is captured mid-fall.
SUMMER SUNSET: Hamilton man Vijay Subramanian snapped this shot of a classic sunset.
SUMMER SUNSET: Hamilton man Vijay Subramanian snapped this shot of a classic sunset.
WAIKATO NECESSITY: Lou has all she needs during her holiday in the Waikato – gumboots.
WAIKATO NECESSITY: Lou has all she needs during her holiday in the Waikato – gumboots.
Mary Brown gives a cheery wave from Otautu Bay, Coromandel.
Mary Brown gives a cheery wave from Otautu Bay, Coromandel.
The corridor of the Embassy Theatre in Wellington.
The corridor of the Embassy Theatre in Wellington.
Connor, 4, and Caitlin, 2, add the finishing touches to their entry for Whangamata’s Big Sandcastle Competition.
Connor, 4, and Caitlin, 2, add the finishing touches to their entry for Whangamata’s Big Sandcastle Competition.
Courtney Lynch, 17, enjoys the sun at Turangi.
Courtney Lynch, 17, enjoys the sun at Turangi.
Finn and Kieran McDonald find indoor diversions in wet Christmas weather.
Finn and Kieran McDonald find indoor diversions in wet Christmas weather.
Peyton Varle, 3, and her uncle have fun on the biscuit at Lake Karapiro.
Peyton Varle, 3, and her uncle have fun on the biscuit at Lake Karapiro.
A stunning canna lily catches the summer sun.
A stunning canna lily catches the summer sun.
Tyler Jack, 1, cools off on a hot day.
Tyler Jack, 1, cools off on a hot day.
Koby and Cooper Bell watch on as their brother Benji jumps on a trampoline.
Koby and Cooper Bell watch on as their brother Benji jumps on a trampoline.
Lou takes in the aroma of the long grass in the Waikato.
Lou takes in the aroma of the long grass in the Waikato.
Children return to camp to find a surprise visitor in their tent.
Children return to camp to find a surprise visitor in their tent.
Border collies Asta and Shine take in the warmth of the setting sun at Tapu beach, Coromandel.
Border collies Asta and Shine take in the warmth of the setting sun at Tapu beach, Coromandel.
The next generation of Kiwi fishers learn essential lessons.
The next generation of Kiwi fishers learn essential lessons.
Charlotte and William Macfie hang around in Whitianga on Charlotte’s second birthday.
Charlotte and William Macfie hang around in Whitianga on Charlotte’s second birthday.
The radiant hues of summer.
The radiant hues of summer.
Leon Teao makes the most of his capsized boat.
Leon Teao makes the most of his capsized boat.
Shell collecting at Waihi Beach
Shell collecting at Waihi Beach.
Ten month old Levi Adams enjoys some footy and sand on 90mile beach, Northland.
Ten month old Levi Adams enjoys some footy and sand on 90mile beach, Northland.
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9 month old Poppy makes the most of her visit from the Uk by jo
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Holiday makers in Whangamata create some bright lights of summer
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Charlie Atkinson enjoys a bucket full of fun in the sun
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Ethan runs through the meadow at his grandparents property in Ngahinapouri
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Chris and Hamish Davidson show off their big catches of summer
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Kiwi Kids enjoy some fun in the estuary at Whangamata
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Ava enjoys swinging in the summer sun
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Nephew Liam splashes in the paddling pool
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Tahj, 19 months old, cruises in the summer sun
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16 month old Ariel enjoys some fun with Uncle Mackey, Grandpa Peter and Daddy Brad
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Tyler Jack wants to be just like daddy
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Liv indulges in a sweet summer strawberry
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It isn't summer without bombs in the pool
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Cousins Aimee Stringer and Hannah Christensen practice a hair flick trick
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Laurie, 38 weeks pregnant, cools off in the sea
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Taylor Douglas spent a hot summers day playing with the puppies at his aunties farm
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Inside Donut Island - off whangamata
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Fishing until the end
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Cousins Finlay and Olllie resting after a fun filled day on the farm
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Sharing the prize
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Hot Work - the McKain family pick up their freshly bailed hay
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Puppy Love
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Conner Carmichael is keen to have a go on the sea-biscuit
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A beautiful sunrise over Opito Bay
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Mrs Jennifer Spyve (nee cave) at the end of her beautiful wedding day
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Young Max braves the waves
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Splashing around in the pool

You've been sending in lots of summer pics so here are more entrants in this year's reader's photo competition.

If you reckon you've got a winning pic, email it through to us at summerpix@waikatotimes.co.nz before January 31.

You could be in to win one of four Canon digital cameras. Winners will be announced February 9. But remember, only one entry a day. 

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