competitions: Readers' lives; This month: Celebrations

This week's winner

This photograph was taken by Yiorgos Nikiteas of Brighton, East Sussex. "As I was travelling in Eastern Europe in the early Nineties, I found myself in Prague for the Passover celebrations. This young Jewish couple were marking their engagement. For me, the photograph represents a celebration of life, of looking ahead to the future, a new world, the new millennium. I hope I haven't got carried away."

Your assignment

Each month we set readers a photographic assignment and offer them the chance to have their picture published on this page. The brief for December is "Celebrations". Please send your photographs (preferably in print form, with your name and daytime telephone number on the back) to Readers' Lives, The Independent Magazine, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. The winning entries will be showcased. Winners will receive a Canon IXUS AF camera worth pounds 64.99. Photographs cannot be returned.