A photo competition celebrating Cornwall in the run up to St Piran's Day has been launched for Packet readers.

With the country still under lockdown, members of Mebyon Kernow, the party for Cornwall, put their collective heads together on how best to celebrate St Piran’s Day this year.

And, in these most unusual of times, they thought a photo competition that captures community, conservation, and, most importantly, Cornwall, would be an ideal way to commemorate Cornwall's patron saint whilst also making people’s daily exercise extra special.

Whether you use a smartphone or top of the range DSLR does not matter; they want to see Cornwall from your unique perspective.

Readers have two weeks to submit their photos, with all images to be received by the deadline of 11.59pm on Wednesday, February 10 by emailing them to sales@packetseries.co.uk There is a maximum limit of three entries per person. 

All entries received will then be reviewed by a panel of judges and the top 12 images will be featured in the Packet series of newspapers the following Wednesday, February 17.

The public will then have one week to vote for their favourite before the winner, along with second and third places, will be announced in print on Wednesday, March 3.

The winning photograph will be featured above the two runner-up images, alongside a message from Mebyon Kernow, wishing readers of the Packet a Happy St Piran’s Day for March 5.

The winner will also receive £50 in prize money, and second and third place will receive £30 and £20 respectively.