A PICTURE can paint a thousand words, so the saying goes. And now it can also win you the top spot in this year's Why I Love Oxfordshire competition.

The Oxford Mail have teamed up with tourism body Experience Oxfordshire to judge photographs readers have snapped of views across the county.

Whtether you've all the gear, or no idea, you can enter the competition with a snap of anything that makes Oxfordshire look beautiful. It could be the dreaming spires, some scenery or a stone wall.

From today, until midnight on Thursday March 28 entries can be made via Instagram.

To enter either the children's category or U18 group share your image using the hashtag #comp #WhyILoveOx and tag both @Experienceoxfordshire and @OxfordMail in the picture.