England's Big Picture: 26 December - 1 January

Each day we feature a photograph sent in from across England.

To celebrate the festive season, we welcomed photographs inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas song. Here are some of the entries that were submitted or sent to the BBC.

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

Image copyright Maximus (Weather Watchers )
Image caption Weather Watcher Macimus took this photograph in Stanford Rivers, Essex. It shows "seven swans a-swimming" - if you count the cygnet having a lift
Image copyright Roy Venkatesh
Image caption This photograph of six geese was taken by Roy Venkatesh in Fleet, Hampshire. He says: "I don't think it is the right season for them to be "a-laying"
Image copyright Jack Wenbourne
Image caption Jack Wenbourne took this photograph of five gold rings in Kew Gardens, London. Jack says it was "a very festive walk through Christmas light displays, with mulled wine, hot chestnuts and other festive nibbles"
Image copyright Weather Watcher Tavy
Image caption Weather Watcher Tavy took this photograph in East Winch, Norfolk. Although there are much more than four calling birds on these wires
Image copyright Victoria Bowers
Image caption These three hens were photographed by Victoria Bowers in Benson, Oxfordshire
Image copyright TBC
Image caption Janete Alexandra Sousa sent this photograph, showing two turtle doves at the centre of the Christmas light display on Carnaby Street, London
Image copyright TBC
Image caption There are no partridges or pear but this photograph shows sunrise over "a far ridge and a bare tree" and was sent in by Jayne Fountain. It was taken where the North York Moors meet the ridge of the Howardian Hills at Bickley, North Yorkshire

How to submit a picture

If you have a picture you'd like to share, 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. You can also see 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 collecting any kind of media.