England's Big Picture: 25 - 31 December

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Each day we feature an interesting photograph shared with us from across England.

This week we are featuring a special Best of 2017 gallery, showing our most engaging images from across the year, according to our social media stats.

Find out how you can join in and submit your images and videos below.

If you are looking for inspiration, view some top tips from three of England's Big Picture photographers.

Image source, Edith Richards
Image caption,
This photograph was taken by Edith Richards near Lake Windermere in Cumbria
Image source, Verity Milligan
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This image of Oozells Square in Birmingham was taken by Verity Milligan. She said: "It's been about three years since I've been able to catch this place at the right time and light, when the cherry blossom is in bloom."
Image source, instagram/isand.e
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Sandra Kennelly took this image of one of the peacocks showing its feathers at Larmer Tree on the Wiltshire/Dorset border
Image source, Tracey Laing
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This Red Squirrel was spotted by Tracey Laing in County Durham
Image source, Roy Venkatesh
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This photograph of a carpet of snowdrops was taken by Roy Venkatesh at Welford Park, Berkshire. He says: "It was a warm, late winter's day, so the faint honey scent of the snowdrops hung in the air"
Image source, Lorna Homer (@Lornajh72)
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Lorna Homer took this photograph of a book exchange in Avening, Gloucestershire
Image source, Ann Bastien
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This photograph was taken by Ann Bastien in her garden in Ventnor, Isle of Wight

How to submit a picture

Email us at england@bbc.co.uk, post it on Facebook or tweet it to @BBCEngland. You can also find us on Instagram - use #englandsbigpicture to share an image there. There is a recent archive of pictures on our England's Big Picture board on Pinterest.

When emailing pictures, please make sure you include the following information:

  • The full name of the person who took the pictures (as this person owns the copyright);
  • Confirmation that the copyright holder gives permission for the BBC to use their pictures across all its outputs;
  • The location, date and time that the pictures were taken;
  • Your telephone number so we can get back to you if we have any further questions;
  • Any other details about the pictures that may be useful for us to know.

Please note that whilst we welcome all your pictures, we are more likely to use those which have been taken in the past week.

Terms and conditions

If you submit a picture, you do so in accordance with the BBC's Terms and Conditions.

In contributing to England's Big Picture you agree to grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to publish and otherwise use the material in any way that we want, and in any media worldwide.

It's important to note, however, that you still own the copyright to everything you contribute to England's Big Picture, and that if your image is accepted, we will publish your name alongside.

The BBC cannot guarantee that all pictures will be used and we reserve the right to edit your comments.

At no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws while collecting any kind of media.