Photographers are invited to send a picture of their favourite tree to be in with the chance of a £150 prize.

Countryside charity CPRE is running a competition ahead of the Brighton and Hove Tree Festival this year.

An exhibition of the pictures, with the theme "I love this tree because...", will be held at the Jubilee Library in Brighton in June.

The overall winner will receive a £150 prize and two runners up will receive £75 each. The fourth place contestant will receive a free haircut from the North Laine Hair Company.

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“This is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the immense value trees bring to Brighton and Hove,” said volunteer stakeholder group member Vivienne Barton.

“It is also a chance to celebrate the creativity and photographic talent our city is so well known for.

“We are excited to learn the hidden tales behind the trunks of our city’s trees and see how each photographer approaches the brief.”

Entrants must submit at least one portrait of a tree taken in the wider Brighton and Hove area. The entry should also include a caption of 50 words or fewer which begins "I love this tree because...", the type of tree and its location.

Entries close on May 10. Winners will be announced at the Fantastic Elms And Other Amazing Trees Forum on May 18.

Entrants can also choose to include two additional evocative pictures of the tree which further expand on their story.