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Enter our Calendar competition!

We want to see your photos taken in Dorset and Somerset

20th Sep 2023

We’re inviting you to send in your good quality photographs of our rural landscape, villages, the seasons, wildlife, farming, country traditions or crafts, festivals and fairs in Dorset and Somerset for our 2024 customer Calendar.

Submissions are welcome from all ages and you can send in as many pictures as you like for consideration, but they must be in colour, landscape shape and high resolution. 

Please email your photos to with the subject heading ‘2024 CALENDAR’. Entries need to be in by 8pm on Friday 29th September please, with your full name, contact details and information about where and when your photograph was taken. 

All winning entries will receive a Dike & Son goodie bag and, of course, the honour of appearing in our very popular Calendar!

PS: If you’re growing sunflowers from our free packs given out in the spring, we’d love to see photos of those too – as one winning picture will be chosen for the Calendar. When emailing, please use the subject heading ‘SUNFLOWER’. (For more info about this competition, click here).

Terms & Conditions

The Dike & Son Calendar photographic competition is open to all ages and abilities, but the photograph entered must have been taken in Dorset or Somerset and be recent, a landscape shape and high resolution.  

Entries are invited by email only please. Send your photo in to us at with the subject heading 2024 CALENDAR together with your contact details (name, phone number and when and where the picture was taken, along with some caption information). 

All photographs and caption information received will be deemed to have automatic permission for publication in the Calendar and for free use for any publicity in relation to the competition or the Calendar, including in-store and on social media. This includes the photographer's name unless it is stated clearly in the original email that they wish to remain anonymous.

For entrants under 18, please confirm you have permission to enter from your parent, guardian or teacher and state your age. We will also need the contact name and phone number of the adult giving permission so that we can get in touch with them to confirm this.

Information from entrants will be kept in accordance with our Data Protection Policy (see our Privacy Policy here) and no information will be given to third parties or used for any publicity without the entrant's permission. 

The competition closes at 8pm on Friday 29th September, followed by judging during October. The winning entries will be notified in November and will receive copies of the Calendar and a Dike & Son goodie bag just before Christmas, when the Calendars come back from the printer.  They will need to be able to collect their bags from our shop (or send someone in on their behalf). 

The judges' decision is final. The management reserves the right to reject entries that do not fulfill the entry requirements and/or request more information by email or phone from entrants if needed, to help with the judging process. 

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