Summer is the best time of year on farms. The sun might not always shine, but there is still plenty happening and lots of work to do.

The theme of this year's summer photo competition is "I'm flat to the mat". Whether you have been busy making silage, or busy making swimming pools from bales of hay, we want to see what farmers have been up to this summer. Take a look at previous entries in the gallery for inspiration.

To be in with a chance to win, tweet or Instagram your photo using the hashtag #flattothemat. You can also enter via Messenger on Facebook, emailing or sending your photo through WhatsApp to 086-8366465. The closing date for entries is Monday 10 July, at 5pm.

As this is the fifth year of our summer photo competition, and with the Irish Farmers Journal Facebook page recently reaching 100,000 followers, we are giving away some top prizes from the Irish Farmers Journal Store.

Here is what's up for grabs:

First place: Gallagher M1800i Energizer worth €849

Second place: Moocall Calving Sensor worth €329

Runners up: Irish Farmers Journal hoodie

The winners will be announced in a photo spread inside next Thursday’s (13 July) Irish Farmers Journal.