The editor of Discover Britain magazine has joined the search to find the UK's ultimate sea view as part of a national photography competition organised by a West Sussex charity.

The contest has been organised by the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society to celebrate the country's connection with the sea.

Matt Havercroft joins the independent judging panel of marine photographer and TV producer Kate Westaway and the society's chief executive Commodore Malcolm Williams.

Mr Havercroft said: "Discover Britain magazine is the modern traveller's guide to Britain's heritage, with features and beautiful images celebrating the best of Britain's coastline and our maritime history.

"I'm looking forward to reviewing all the entries and am proud to be supporting such a worthwhile cause."

The Chichester-based Shipwrecked Mariners' Society, which provides financial support and information to seafarers in need, is encouraging adults and young people to enter the competition to find photos which encapsulate the UK's love for and reliance on its coast and seas. The overall winning image will appear in a future issue of Discover Britain magazine and winners will receive an engraved barometer from the charity.

Commodore Williams said: "It's great to have Matt on board for our competition. We are hoping this initiative will help raise awareness of our work on behalf of the seafaring community and encourage ex-fishermen and merchant mariners across the country to come forward and claim the help and support they need."

To enter the competition visit The deadline for entry is 5pm on August 16.