Amateur Photographer (AP) has launched a search for a cover star to feature in this year’s Christmas Special.

Amateur Photographer is looking for a 
photograph taken by a reader to feature on the cover of the 20-27 December issue.

Like last year, the magazine is seeking pictures that typify the 
season.

It could be a snowy landscape, the northern lights, winter wildlife 
– anything that you think best illustrates the festive season.

Entrants should try to avoid the usual 
Christmas cliché images, however, as we’re looking for something stunning and 
eye-catching.

It 
could be an image that you already have on file, or maybe you want to spend time 
thinking about an idea and then go out to shoot it.

All you have to do is upload your images to the ‘Christmas cover competition’ Gallery or Flickr group adding the tag #coverscom,  by 30 November 2014, and we will consider each and every one.

If your image is chosen to appear on the cover you will receive a payment of £200, plus a Camlink CMP1 Monopod and a National Geographic rucksack (overseas entries will only be entitled to the £200 prize, due to customs restrictions).

The winning image will also appear on the Amateur Photographer website.

For more details, plus terms and conditions, visit the Christmas cover competition page.