Lancashire and Lake District Life Reader Photos - July 2013

Morning Mist, Astley Hall - Karol Gajewksi

Morning Mist, Astley Hall - Karol Gajewksi

A selection of the latest entries to the Lancashire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

Newly born, Briercliffe - David F Barker

Newly born, Briercliffe - David F Barker

Lancashire’s blooming great, we all know that, and that is especially good news for photographers who can take advantage of spectacular floral displays to create brilliant pictures.

Sunset, singing, ringing tree, Burnley - Adrian Sutcliffe

Sunset, singing, ringing tree, Burnley - Adrian Sutcliffe

This glorious shot of a bluebell wood near Garstang, which was taken by Amanda Grisdale, is a prime example. If you upload your shot to our website, it could win you great prizes.

It doesn’t have to be floral, of course, any stunning shots taken in our region will be considered when judges begin their deliberations for our annual competition which is once again sponsored by Preston-based Wilkinson’s Cameras.

As ever they have selected some wonderful prizes to give away to whoever takes the three pictures chosen by our panel of 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 judges are editor Roger Borrell, picture editor John Cocks and David Pilkington from Wilkinsons Cameras. The shortlisted top 12 photographs will be considered for inclusion in the 2014 Lancashire Life calendar.

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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,

How to enter

The Lancashire Life competition is only open to non-professionals and entries must be uploaded to our website, by September 13.

Click on the Photo tab at the top of the page and follow the link to upload your best pictures.

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.