Lancashire and Lake District Life Reader Photos - September 2013

Leeds and Liverpool canal, Rosegrove, Burnley by Steve Robinson

Leeds and Liverpool canal, Rosegrove, Burnley by Steve Robinson - Credit: Steve Robinson

Time is running out to enter the Lancashire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

Tarn Hows - Janet Danks

Tarn Hows - Janet Danks - Credit: Janet Danks

There is not long left for you to get your entries in for our superb annual photographic competition. We’ve already received hundreds of wonderful pictures taken all over the county and you have until September 13 to get out and about with your camera and be in with a chance of winning great prizes.

Buttermere - Carolyn Parkinson

Buttermere - Carolyn Parkinson - Credit: Carolyn Parkinson

Our judging panel, including Lancashire Life editor Roger Borrell, picture editor John Cocks and David Pilkington from competition sponsors Wilkinsons Cameras, will soon begin the difficult task of selecting a shortlist.

The superb pictures on these pages are just some of the shots they will consider and they could win the photographers brilliant prizes.

As ever Preston-based Wilkinson’s Cameras have selected some wonderful equipment 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 12 shortlisted photographs will also be considered for inclusion in the 2014 Lancashire Life calendar.

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How to enter

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

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.

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.

There is also a direct sales team on 01772 252188 and a website,