Lancashire Life Reader Photos - September 2014

My Kingdom, Keswick - Roger Green

My Kingdom, Keswick - Roger Green - Credit: Archant

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

Wild Summer in Lytham St Annes - John Carr

Wild Summer in Lytham St Annes - John Carr - Credit: Archant

Time is running our before the shutters come down on this year’s search for the county’s best amateur photographer.

We have had hundreds of entries to our annual competition but there is still time to send in your favourite shots of the county – our panel of judges will start their deliberations on Friday September 19.

Skippool Creek - Bryan Cherry

Skippool Creek - Bryan Cherry - Credit: Archant

They will sift through all the pictures sent in by that date and choose a shortlist of 12 photos which will be considered for use in the 2015 Lancashire Life calendar. They will then choose a top three who will win brilliant prizes selected by competition sponsors Wilkinson’s Cameras.

Reservoir running dry, Winter Hill Bolton - Austin Donnelly

Reservoir running dry, Winter Hill Bolton - Austin Donnelly - Credit: Archant

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).

Lancashire Life picture editor John Cocks and David Parkinson from Wilkinson’s Cameras will be on the judging panel along with editor Roger Borrell.

A tranquil evening in Silverdale - Mark Creswell

A tranquil evening in Silverdale - Mark Creswell - Credit: Archant

And if you’ve not submitted your best pictures yet, don’t delay do it today.

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And don’t forget the two rules: the competition is not open to professional photographers and pictures must be taken in Lancashire.

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 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 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