Lancashire and Lake District Life Reader Photos - May 2013

Duck at Martin Mere, Burscough - Maria Fetherstone

Duck at Martin Mere, Burscough - Maria Fetherstone - Credit: Maria Fetherstone

Brilliant reader pictures entered into the Lancashire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

St John`s church, Keswick - Joe Neary

St John`s church, Keswick - Joe Neary - Credit: Joe Neary

The brilliant photographs on these pages are just some of the shots uploaded to our website by readers in recent weeks. They have joined the hundreds already on the site which make up the biggest and best photographic library of contemporary Lancashire.

Pheasant in a cabbage field, Hightown - Karen Tickle

Pheasant in a cabbage field, Hightown - Karen Tickle - Credit: Karen Tickle

Rivington reservoir - Shaun Thompson

Rivington reservoir - Shaun Thompson - Credit: Shaun Thompson

And they’re not just pretty pictures – they could win great prizes in our superb annual readers’ photographic competition which is once again sponsored by 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 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 be led by Lancashire Life editor Roger Borrell who will choose the winners along with picture editor John Cocks and David Pilkington from Wilkinsons Cameras.

How to enter

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

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Click on the ‘Upload a Photo’ link on the top 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.

Our sponsors

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.

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