Sometimes the most fascinating subjects are the ones at our own doorsteps.

Out of Darkness are looking for entries into our first ever photography competition! Our theme is “on your doorstep” and we want to see your interpretations.

Entries can be emailed to [email protected]. The deadline is midnight Saturday 25th April.

We will be announcing a winner (for this week) on Sunday 26th April - but it's a rolling deadline, and we'll keep sharing what you send in.

Expensive cameras are not required, just an eye for a good image. We want to brighten things up - gorgeous animals in and around your homes; constellations, the Moon and planets; or just pictures from your everyday life. We want to see anything you find interesting.

In these times of doom and desperation, one thing that cannot be neglected is each and everyone’s mental health. Mental health charity Mind are one of the many institutions that suggest the use of arts and creativity to help support mental wellbeing.

Whilst we call this a "competition", there is no real prize. We just want to receive and share the best images to spread a little colour and fun to our readers.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with!