Summer Happiness

Think about what encapsulates summer happiness, capture it in a photo


Calling all photographers….

Reader’s Digest has launched a Summer Happiness photography competition.

Just think about what encapsulates summer happiness for you— and capture it in a photo. It could win you a Nikon DSLR camera worth £750 (or, for the under-18s, a Panasonic Lumix Bridge Camera worth £230).

Is it maybe a day on the beach, a picnic with friends or a holiday with your family? Or something else entirely? All you have to do is take a compelling picture that sums up happy times and send it to us. We’re looking for unusual approaches, so let your imagination run riot! You may enter more than one photograph.

The competition will be judged by the Reader’s Digest editorial team with the help of professional photographer James Eckersley, and the winning entries will be published in our October issue.

For full details and to enter, visit
Entries must be submitted by 5pm on August 25, 2016.

Good luck!


Nikon DSLR camera worth £750 (or, for the under-18s, a Panasonic Lumix Bridge Camera worth £230)


Residents of the UK, Republic of Ireland. Under 16 requires consent from parent or guardian

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

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