Have you won a Big Night Out? August 3

NOTHING beats a Big Night Out with your mates – and you can win not one but TWO every week with The Shields Gazette.

Every week we bring you a slideshow here at www.shieldsgazette.com of happy clubbers enjoying themselves out and about in South Shields.

This week’s selection were taken in Glitterball, The Kirkpatrick, Raffles, Atlantic and Viva over the weekend.

Some are also featured in the Big Night Out spread in Wednesday’s Shields Gazette.

And every week we choose one lucky person to win free entry to Dusk for themselves and up to five friends, where a ‘bubbly’ reception will be waiting for them.

If you’re our winner, call us at the Gazette on (0191) 427 4800 or e-mail us at gazette.comps@northeast-press.co.uk, and we’ll come right back to you to arrange confirmation of your prize, which is worth almost £40*.

To run this competition, the Gazette has teamed up with South Shields clubbers’ website caught-out.com, whose photographer can be found in Atlantic bar/bistro, Vibe bar/lounge and Dusk itself (all in Mile End Road), every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.

If you want to get your face in the Tyne Out pullout in the paper, and featured here at www.shieldsgazette.com, get along and catch its snapper - and you could win free clubbing for you and your mates.

You can see more pictures at the Caught Out website at www.caught-out.com

* Please note that to claim their prize, winners will be asked to confirm their identity in person at the Gazette offices in Chapter Row, South Shields. The editor’s decision is final.

It might be worth your while looking through some previous Big Night Out slideshows too, as some prizes are unclaimed!

Also, don’t miss The Shields Gazette every Wednesday for an exclusive text competition to win a Big Night Out worth nearly £100!

Every week the lucky winner of the text-in competition - exclusive to readers of The Shields Gazette - will get:

* a free taxi into Shields for them and up to three friends, for a night out on EITHER Thursday or Friday (it’s your choice);

* a free round of drinks at both Atlantic bar/bistro and Vibe lounge/bar;

* free entry to Dusk nightclub, and a free “bubbly” reception on arrival.

This is a prize worth the best part of £100 – well worth having!

To enter, all you have to do is get your Gazette on a Wednesday and turn to the centre pages of Tyne Out, where each week you will find a competition code-word.

Using that code-word, send a TEXT message to 81800, following this format: GZBIG (space) CODE-WORD (space) YOUR DAYTIME TELEPHONE NUMBER.

Your message must reach us before 9am each Thursday, and must contain the code-word to qualify for the Big Night Out prize draw.

We’ll pick a weekly winner at random, who will be contacted by our promotional partner, Actual Leisure, before noon on Thursday, to arrange their Big Night Out.

Messages cost 25p in addition to the standard network charge and your details will be shared with the Actual Leisure group of companies.

If you do not wish to receive promotional material, end your message with the word EXIT.