GET your tripods at the ready for a photography competition that wants to root out hidden talent.

Bents Garden and Home is calling on amateur photographers to capture the beauty of their surroundings - from gardens and flowers to landscapes and wildlife.

The 20 shortlisted entries will be displayed in the centre’s restaurant and customers will be able to vote for their favourite image.

Managing director Matthew Bent said: “Each year the number and standard of entries increases and we are taken aback by the huge amount of talent out there.

“We would like to encourage as many entries as possible and are looking forward to the shortlisting process, which is becoming a very challenging task.”

The winning entry will receive £50 Bents vouchers and a framed copy of their print.

The closing date for the competition is February 28 and entry forms are available from customer services or from