A £5,000 top prize is up for grabs in a competition challenging photographers to interpret ?rare character?.

?Is it your best friend, a building, favourite place or a hidden bar,? asks organiser Smirnoff Black.

?Each week, there are bottles of Smirnoff Black to be won for the highest rating images and for the inspired individual who at the end of eight weeks most successfully captures the essence of rare character,? they add.

The rules state that entrants retain copyright over their images but that, by entering, photographers grant organisers ?perpetual worldwide royalty-free licence to publish and use each entry in an and all media? for ?publicity and news purposes?.

The last date for entries is 13 May.

For details of prizes and full terms and conditions visit www.raresmirnoffblack.com