Could you be our Bride of the Year 2012?

Bride of the Year 2011 winners Elizabeth and Liam Turnbull
Bride of the Year 2011 winners Elizabeth and Liam Turnbull

WOULD-BE brides should get their names in soon if they want to be in the running for a £12,000 wedding.

Entries for this year’s Bride of the Year competition, run by the Hartlepool Mail and Robert Usher Photography, will be taken until midnight on Friday, March 23.

Then the process begins to start narrowing down the couples until we find a winner.

And this year, one lucky couple will be tying the knot at one of Hartlepool’s most spectacular settings – in the Captain’s Cabin on board HMS Trincomalee.

Then it’s on to a wedding breakfast at the Sir William Gray Suite and later a night-time reception to round off a perfect day on Friday, September 7.

And to stand a chance of winning, all you have to do is get in touch with us.

If you’re planning to tie the knot this year, you could become our Bride of the Year.

Couples who have entered before – and whose dream of marrying has still not become reality – are welcome to enter.

So too are those who have never entered before and would love to enjoy a day filled with wonderful memories.

All will be equally welcome in this year’s Bride of the Year competition.

You just have to tell us why you think you deserve the title – and a dream wedding courtesy of the Hartlepool Mail and Robert Usher Photography.

The best entries from all those submitted will go forward to a public vote, likely to be held in early April.

We will choose the top entries from that public vote to go forward to the next stage which is the grand final, to be held late in April.

On the evening of the grand final, a panel of judges will interview our shortlisted finalists and decide our winner.

The Mail will then follow our victorious couple as they prepare for the own wedding of their dreams.

So what are you waiting for? Make sure you put yourself in with a chance of winning by sending us your entry.