Enter the the 2014 Cheshire Life photography competition

Bird in Blossom, Walton, Warrington - Darren Moston

Bird in Blossom, Walton, Warrington - Darren Moston - Credit: Darren Moston

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

Budworth sunrise - John Varley

Budworth sunrise - John Varley - Credit: Archant

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

Muddy Waters at Sheldrakes Restaurant, Lower Heswall - Michael Evans

Muddy Waters at Sheldrakes Restaurant, Lower Heswall - Michael Evans - Credit: Archant

The quality of the images you produce never ceases to amaze us, making the job of choosing a top three very difficult.

The Bridgewater Canal - Gillian Baker

The Bridgewater Canal - Gillian Baker - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of pictures were uploaded to our website last year, which all showcased the beauty and variety of the county and photogenic parts of North Wales, Manchester and Liverpool: from the hills to the coast and the bustling towns and cities to our pretty villages. And don’t forget, your pictures can also include people!

Silhouettes and colourful reflections enhance the beautiful sunrise over Poynton Pool - Paul Roberts

Silhouettes and colourful reflections enhance the beautiful sunrise over Poynton Pool - Paul Roberts

This year’s competition is once again sponsored by Wilkinson’s Cameras and as ever they will provide wonderful prizes to whoever takes the three winning pictures which will be chosen by our panel judges later this year. Shortlisted entries will also be considered for publication in our 2015 calendar. Cheshire Life editor Louise Allen-Taylor will lead the panel of judges which will include our picture editor John Cocks, and David Parkinson from Wilkinson’s Cameras.

So grab your camera and go!

How to enter

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The Cheshire Life competition is only open to non-professionals and we’ve made it even easier to enter.

Simply go online to cheshirelife.co.uk and click on the ‘Upload a Photo’ tab to be in with a chance of winning great camera equipment.

You will be asked to register, which is free and also allows you to comment on articles and photographs on the site and to take advantage of special offers.

The camera champions

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.

Call 01772 252188 or go online to wilkinson.co.uk.