Lancashire and Lake District Life Reader Photo Competition - April 2013

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Lancashire Life and Wilkinson Cameras bring you the region's original and best photographic competition

Spring has sprung and with it comes a wealth of great photo opportunities for amateur photographers all over the county. And our talented readers haven’t let the grass grow under their feet – they’ve been out in their droves taking scores of brilliant pictures.

Our annual photographic competition has already attracted a lot of wonderful entries, including the examples on these pages, but there’s still time for you to be a 19part of it. All you have to do is upload your best pictures taken in Lancashire and the Lakes, to our website. The best three, chosen by our panel of judges, will win great photographic equipment which will help you take even better pictures.

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 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 we print).

The judging panel will be led by Lancashire Life editor Roger Borrell along with picture editor John Cocks and David Pilkington from Wilkinsons Cameras. The shortlisted top 12 photographs will be considered for inclusion in the famous Lancashire Life calendar.

How to enterThe Lancashire Life competition is only open to non-professionals and entries must be uploaded to our website, lancashire.greatbritishlife.co.uk.Click on the ‘Send us your 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.

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Wilkinson’s CamerasWilkinson 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.

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