Competition time

Your words and pictures could win £200 of prizes

Gridline photo competition

This stunning close-up shot of a kingfisher at rest was enough to clinch grantor David Powell from Yoxall in Staffordshire £150 in shopping vouchers.

"I took the photo at a small pond in Staffordshire," he says. "I saw my first kingfisher on this very pond some four years previous. They are amazing, a flash of electric blue as they announce their arrival. The precision and speed they hunt their prey. Wow...

"Over the last four years, we have taken many images of the kingfishers. When I saw the email about this competition, I just sent off the image I had taken that day. It was super easy, and my first ever entry of any photo into a competition."

To be in with chance yourself, simply send us a picture with an In the Country theme by 01/09/2022, and we’ll pick the best one for the main prize.

All the entries will feature in the next edition's photo gallery too, so everyone's a winner (please see terms & conditions below).

Wow… there are quite a few amateur photographers among the grantor fraternity if our gallery of entries from the last edition is anything to go by. If you're thinking of entering this time, why not use these as your inspiration and get involved? It could be the easiest £150 you earn today.

Caption competition

This cooling shot of ice cream right under the nose of a model cow is your starter for 10 for the next £50 caption competition. Simply come up with a humorous dialogue, witty one-liner or seaside postcard-style caption and the best entry will collect a high street shopping voucher of their choice.

Enter competition

Grantor Marion Hole was our caption competition winner from the last issue for her comic take on the antics of this water-borne herd.

"Relax the vet will never find us here"

Marion Hole from Dursley in Gloucestershire

Competition Terms and Conditions

The winner will be the first entrant selected at random who correctly identifies the answer and is a National Grid grantor at time of draw. The editor’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Gridline reserves the right to change the prize without prior notice, is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. By entering the competition you permit usage of the entry on Gridline Online. Your grantor number must be supplied with every entry. All images submitted for both competitions must be supplied in a landscape format and as high resolution as possible (the larger the file size, the better quality your image will be). The competitions are managed by our partner, Made By Sonder. Personal data will only be used for the purpose of administering the competitions and not shared with any third party. Closing date: 01/09/2022.