Picturing the next generation
If you're a budding photographer aged 18 or under, now's your chance to win a digital camera in our new competition.
As part of a new BBC season called Generation Next, we want to see your pictures of how you spend your leisure time.
Sport, music, you name it, just grab your camera and take a snap.
There are two sets of prizes, one for anyone 13 or under and another for 14 to 18-year-olds (age as of 30 November, 2006) with the maximum number of images per person set at four.
The deadline is midnight GMT on 30 November, 2006.
After the closing date, the 12 best pictures from each age group will be selected by our picture desk and displayed in a picture gallery on the BBC News website in early December. Readers will then have 48 hours in which to vote for their favourite.
Each of the two winners chosen by our readers will win a Nikon D50 SLR camera; the two runners-up will win a Nikon S9 Coolpix camera.
How to enter
Entries must be in digital form; jpeg files of 800 pixels in the widest dimension are preferred.
Make sure you mark your e-mail or MMS with the subject "Generation Next" and which age group you are entering.
Don't forget to include your name, where the picture was taken and why you took the picture.
If you want more information please contact our Picture Editor at the above e-mail address.
Pictures submitted and marked as entries to "Generation Next" will only be used in conjunction with the competition and any associated promotion. All entries that are not selected will be deleted.
The BBC cannot guarantee that all pictures will be used and we reserve the right to edit your comments.
Your entry must be entirely your own original work, not defame anybody nor infringe any copyright.
The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence can be entered into. If the readers' vote results in a tie the judges shall have the casting vote.
Employees of the BBC, or any other BBC group company, and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.
The BBC reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside its control.
You can choose any subject to photograph, but don't forget to ask permission from parents or guardians if the subject is under 16.
All entrants agree to their name being published if selected for publication.
By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules. This competition is organised by the BBC as part of Generation Next output.
The BBC is not liable for the non-receipt of any photos submitted due to technical failure.
In the event that the BBC deems it necessary, the right is reserved to subsitute prizes of a similar type and value. Any description of the prizes in any media shall not be binding on the BBC. No cash alternatives to the prizes are offered.
These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.
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