BIG PUSH: Nadia Eliott-Burgess, co-ordinator of the inaugural Ballina Prawn Festival, is pushing our Big Prawn photo competition.
BIG PUSH: Nadia Eliott-Burgess, co-ordinator of the inaugural Ballina Prawn Festival, is pushing our Big Prawn photo competition. Doug Eaton

Grab a pic of you and the Big Prawn for chance to win

THE Big Prawn at West Ballina is once again looking like it's fresh off the barbie - nicely cooked, with a tail.

And to celebrate the revamp of the giant crustacean, and the opening of Bunnings Warehouse at the site, The Northern Star is giving away a new barbecue so you can cook up your own prawns.

You could win a Matador four burner
You could win a Matador four burner "retro" barbecue with hood by sending us a picture of you standing under the Big Prawn.

They might not be as big as our iconic 16m-tall prawn, but sure to taste much better.

To be in the running to win the Matador four-burner Retro hooded barbie, which retails at $699, you just need to submit a photo of the prawn. The theme for the competition is The Big Prawn and You.

Now, you can either take a photo of someone else in front of the prawn, or be in the photo yourself, either as a selfie or a shot taken by another person.

But it's the person who sends the photo in who will be in the competition.

You can be creative - you might want to dress up as a prawn or wear a barbecue apron in front of the prawn.

Or why not muck around with distance and make it look like you're picking up the prawn with tongs or fingers?

Entries in the competition open July 29 and close at 6pm Sunday, August 4. The winner will be selected on August 5 and be notified by phone or email before being announced by Bunnings the following Saturday.

The winner will also be announced in the Ballina Shire Advocate on August 14 and in The Northern Star, where we will run a photo spread of some of the top entries.

Email your entry to competition@ballinaadvocate.com.au, along with your name, address, phone number, and email address.

Sunrise at the new and improved Big Prawn.
Sunrise at the new and improved Big Prawn. Rebecca Lollback

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