Lancashire Life Reader Photos - October 2014

Sunshine after the Rain, Arnside - Hannah Dove

Sunshine after the Rain, Arnside - Hannah Dove - Credit: Archant

Judges are selecting their favourite entries to the Lancashire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

Derwentwater from Skiddaw - Matthew Turner

Derwentwater from Skiddaw - Matthew Turner - Credit: Archant

It’s one of the toughest but most enjoyable jobs of the year. Our panel of judges has begun the arduous task of choosing a top 12 from the hundreds of entries to our super annual amateur photographic competition.

Once they have agreed on the shortlist, they will set about the even more difficult task of selecting a top three who will win wonderful prizes provided by competition sponsors Wilkinson’s 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). The 12 shortlisted pictures will be considered for use in next year’s Lancashire Life calendar.

Curious cows, Ribble Valley - Elaine Barlow

Curious cows, Ribble Valley - Elaine Barlow - Credit: Archant

Lancashire Life picture editor John Cocks and David Parkinson from Wilkinson’s Cameras are judging the pictures along with editor Roger Borrell who said: ‘Our annual competition is always popular with our readers and it is a real joy to look through all the pictures they have submitted.

‘Once again the standard is incredibly high and we are having a very difficult job of narrowing it down to just 12.’

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Bleasdale views - Steven Kidd

Bleasdale views - Steven Kidd - Credit: Archant

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Although the Lancashire Life competition has now closed we’d still love to see your pictures from around the county and southern Lakeland.

To add your photos to our online gallery, simply go online to and click on the ‘Upload a Photo’ tab.

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.

October 2014 cover photo - A night time pilgrimage up Longridge Fell by James Rushforth


The camera champions

Wilkinson Cameras have ten 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, Liverpool, 51 Lord Street, 0151 255 0345.

Call 01772 252188 or go online to