The VELUX Lovers of Light competition attracted 15,000 entries from amateur, professional and mobile phone photographers. The judges have whittled these down to a shortlist of ten finalists.

Tom Dyckhoff, one of the judges, said: "The top 10 are so diverse, but the one thing they all have in common is the creative and thought provoking way they've each thought about and played with daylight."

The results will be announced on 30 March, with the overall winner receiving a trip to Norway perfectly timed to coincide with the midnight sun.

Luke Oyston, Unexpected sun, UK
Luke Oyston, 'Unexpected sun', UK
Marko Stamatovic, Carousel in the mist, Prokoshko, Bosnia
Marko Stamatovic, 'Carousel in the mist', Prokoshko, Bosnia
Mateusz Liberra, Morning forest light, North Poland
Mateusz Liberra, 'Morning forest light', North Poland
Graham Colling, Early Light, Newlands Wood, Cannock, UK
Graham Colling, 'Early Light, Newlands Wood', Cannock, UK
Thomas Zagler, Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, USA
Thomas Zagler, 'Sunset Cliffs', San Diego, USA
Stephen Banks, Winter sunrise over West Dorset, Bridport, West Dorset, UK
Stephen Banks, 'Winter sunrise over West Dorset', Bridport, West Dorset, UK
Lennert Steyvers, Showers, The Hague, Netherlands
Lennert Steyvers, 'Showers', The Hague, Netherlands
Paul Fenech-Soler, Lighting up Langstrath, Borrowdale UK
Paul Fenech-Soler, 'Lighting up Langstrath', Borrowdale, UK
Brian Smith, Watchin the tide roll away II, Alloa, Scotland
Brian Smith, 'Watchin' the tide roll away (II)', Alloa, Scotland
Brian Mccready, Untitled, Newcastle, Co Down
Brian Mccready, 'Untitled', Newcastle, Co Down