Cheshire Life Reader Photos Competition 2011 - June

One of our fantastic photographic competitions closes this month but there are more chances to win great prizes

Could you be the sharp shooter who takes the honours in one of our super photographic competitions? We have two great opportunities for amateur photographers to win great prizes - but hurry, one competition closes this month.

The closing date for entries to our nationwide photographic competition is June 18th and we want to find the best picture of the British countryside. To be in with a chance of winning a place at a garden party at St James’s Palace in London, hosted by Prince Charles, upload your best shot to

You’ve got a little longer to enter the Cheshire Life competition - entries for that must be in by October 7th. We’re looking for the county’s best amateur photographer and we want you to send in your favourite shots taken in Cheshire.

The pictures on these pages are among the early entries. They show some of the county’s most famous landmarks - the gardens at Cholmondeley Castle, the River Dee - and a snapshot of our stunning flora and fauna.

Our super Cheshire Life competition is sponsored by Wilkinson’s Cameras and they have selected three superb pieces of equipment as prizes. The judging panel will led by Cheshire Life picture editor John Cocks, photographer Kirsty Thompson and deputy editor Paul Mackenzie, and the winners will receive a New Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-55 IS lens worth �750, a Canon Powershot S95 worth �300, and a new Canon Powershot SX220 HS worth �250. 

How to enter

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The Cheshire Life competition is only open to non-professionals and entries must be uploaded to our website, by Friday October 7.

Click on the ‘Readers photos’ link on the left of the page.

You will be asked to register, which is free and also allows you to comment on articles and photographs on the site, to enter competitions and to take advantage of special offers.Once you’ve signed up you’ll be able to add your photos to the hundreds already online.

Wilkinsons have produced some great prizes for our first competition. They are:1st    New Canon EOS 600D & EF-S 18-55 IS lens worth �750.00

2nd    Canon Powershot S95 worth �300.00

3rd    New Canon Powershot SX220 HS worth �250.00

Wilkinson Cameras, established in Lancashire in 1986, have opened a new store in Warrington. They now have nine stores offering a huge choice of photographic and optical equipment to suit all levels supported by interested and enthusiastic staff who are always happy to help.

Wilkinson Camera stores are at: Preston, 27 Friargate Walk, St George's Centre 01772 556250; Burnley, 95 St James's Street 01282 424524, Bury, 61 The Rock, 0161 764 3402; Blackburn, 42 Northgate, 01254 581272; Kendal, Unit 19a, the Westmorland Centre, Stricklandgate, 01539 735055; Carlisle, 13 Grapes Lane, The Lanes Centre, 01228 538583; Lancaster, 6 James Street, 01524  380510; Southport, 38 Eastbank Street, 01704 534534; Warrington, 10 The Mall, Golden Square Shopping Centre, 01925 638290.

There is also a direct sales team on 01772 252188 and a website -

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