Lancashire Life Reader Photos - July 2014

Sunset Over Haslingden - Daley Wilson

Sunset Over Haslingden - Daley Wilson - Credit: Archant

Send in your entry for the Lancashire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

Towneley Hall, Burnley - Deborah Ford

Towneley Hall, Burnley - Deborah Ford - Credit: Archant

Photography has never been so popular. More pictures are taken now than at any time in history and while capturing stunning landscape scenery was once the reserve of those with top of the range equipment, technology has now put breathtaking photography within the reach of just about everyone.

Carpet of Bluebells in Abbeystead - Amanda Grisdale

Carpet of Bluebells in Abbeystead - Amanda Grisdale - Credit: Archant

Almost every device comes with a built-in camera and a seemingly limitless memory meaning we can all snap away all the time. Technology can help of course, but it cannot make us all brilliant photographers – it can’t stop you putting your thumb over the lens however clever it is.

Pendle hill - Matthew Scholes

Pendle hill - Matthew Scholes - Credit: Archant

Here in Lancashire we have a winning combination of new technology and wonderful scenery which makes our annual hunt for the county’s best amateur photographer a real treat.

Whatever they are using, be it a tablet, phone or even a camera, Lancashire Life readers have taken some superb pictures for this year’s contest and there’s still time for you to send us your best shots too.

You have until Friday, September 19 to get your entry in and our judges will be choosing a top three who will win brilliant prizes selected by competition sponsors Wilkinson Cameras.

The first prize winner will receive a Canon EOS 100D and EF-S 18-55 IS STM worth £479.99, second prize is a Canon Powershot S120 worth £399.99 and if your picture comes in third place you’ll win a Canon Powershot SX 510 worth £219.99 (all prices correct as of March 2014).

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There are just two rules: the competition is not open to professional photographers and pictures must be taken in Lancashire or the Lake District.

Lancashire Life editor Roger Borrell will be joined on the judging panel by picture editor John Cocks and David Parkinson from Wilkinson Cameras.

How to enter

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

Simply go online to lancashirelife.co.uk and click on the ‘Upload a Photo’ tab to be in with a chance of winning great camera equipment. All entries must be received by Friday September 19 2014.

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.