Lancashire Life Reader Photos - May 2014

Swans on Brothers Water - Bryan Carr

Swans on Brothers Water - Bryan Carr - Credit: Archant

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

Rivington Reservoir Sunset - Graham Donnelly

Rivington Reservoir Sunset - Graham Donnelly - Credit: Archant

Few counties can match Lancashire for the variety of the views on offer, and that makes the county an ideal place for photographers. From green rolling hills to sandy beaches and from bustling city centres to unspoiled villages, there’s an endless source of inspiration for anyone with a camera – and these days that’s all of us. With cameras on tablets and mobile phones always with us, it’s easier than ever for us all to take great pictures.

St Anne's pier - Mick Gardner

St Anne's pier - Mick Gardner - Credit: Archant

The examples on these pages are just some of the many wonderful images taken by Lancashire Life readers in recent weeks and entered in our super annual competition.

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’s Cameras.

The first prize winner will recieve 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 will win a Canon Powershot SX 510 worth £219.99 (all prices correct as of March 2014).

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

Lancashire Life editor Roger Borrell said: ‘Judging the annual photographic competition is always a highlight of my year, although it does seem to get harder each time. The standard is always very high and already this year I’ve spotted a couple which could well be in with a chance of winning a prize.

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‘But there’s a long way to go yet and now the weather is warming up I’m sure plenty more people will be out and about with their cameras so I expect lots more brilliant pictures will be uploaded to our website.’

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

How to enter

The Lancashire Life competition is only open to non-professionals and we’ve made it even easier to be in with a chance of winning these brilliant prizes.

Simply go online to 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.

The camera champions

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.

Call 01772 252188 or go online to