SPRING is in the air and to celebrate the Argus has teamed up with electricity company Western Power Distribution to launch Picture Power - a fantastic photographic competition for children.

We want children to send us photographs on the theme of spring with the chance of winning digital camera equipment for themselves and their school.

The competition is open to all children aged from five to 16.

There will be two age categories - five to ten-year-olds and 11 to 16-year-olds - with the winner of each group winning a digital camera and accessories worth £150, with a further £500 of media equipment going to their school.

The runner up in each category will receive a digital camera and accessories worth £50.

Picture Power will run for the next six weeks, so there is plenty of time to get out and about to capture the best images of spring.

The closing date for entries is April 22.

To enter send your photograph with the attached entry form to Sue Madden, Newsroom, South Wales Argus, Cardiff Road, Maesglas, Newport, NP20 3QN.

Alternatively e-mail your pictures.

Terms and conditions

Winners and runners-up will be chosen by judges consisting of representatives from the Argus and WPD.

Schools will be required to spend the winning prize fund on media equipment such as cameras, scanners, printers and pc software etc.

Winning schools will be required to take part in a follow-up photograph and editorial article, to appear in the Argus.

All prize funds must be spent within three months of the closing date of the competition.

Only three photographs may be submitted per person.

Unfortunately photographs will be non returnable. Normal Argus rules apply.