Cheshire Life Reader Photos - February 2013


We launch the 2013 Cheshire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

Our annual search for the county’s best photographers has become one of the magazine’s most popular fixtures. Each year we ask our readers to get out and about around our great county with their cameras and share the results with us.

And the quality of the pictures you produce never ceases to impress us, making the job of choosing a top three more difficult every year.

Last year more than 1,000 pictures were uploaded to our website, highlighting the beauty and variety of Cheshire: from the hills to the coast and from the bustling towns and cities to the unspoiled villages.

This year’s competition is once again sponsored by Wilkinson’s Cameras and as ever they have selected some wonderful prizes to give away to whoever takes the three pictures chosen by our panel of expert judges.

The winner will receive a Nikon D3200 & AF-S 18-55 VR worth £445, second prize is a Nikon 1 J2 & 10-30mm White worth £400 and our third place photographer will win a Nikon Coolpix S9300 Red worth £200 (all prices correct as of January).

The judging panel will led by Cheshire Life editor Louise Allen-Taylor, who will choose the winners along with picture editor John Cocks and David Pilkington from Wilkinsons Cameras.

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So what are you waiting for? Grab your camera and get out there.

How to enter

The Cheshire Life 2013 photography competition is open only to non-professionals and entries must be uploaded to our website,

Click on the ‘Send us your photos’ link on the left of the page. You will be asked to register, which is free and this 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.

Wilkinson Cameras 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,