2013 Lancashire Life reader photography competition - the winners revealed

PUBLISHED: 10:33 19 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:34 19 December 2013

Astley Hall, Chorley - Karol Gajewski

Astley Hall, Chorley - Karol Gajewski

Karol Gajewski

Our judges have selected the winners of the Lancahire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

Taking in the view from Pendle Hill - Janine KeenanTaking in the view from Pendle Hill - Janine Keenan

These are the photographs which have taken the prizes in our super competition. Our panel of judges faced a tough task in choosing the best shots from the entries submitted to the annual search for the county’s best amateur photographer.

Hundreds of brilliant pictures taken all over the county were submitted for the competition which is sponsored by Wilkinsons Cameras.

House on the Lake, Ambleside - Karen TickleHouse on the Lake, Ambleside - Karen Tickle

After careful deliberation the judging panel – led by David Parkinson from Wilkinsons, Lancashire Life picture editor John Cocks and editor Roger Borrell – selected a shortlist of 12 images which you can see in the 2014 Lancashire Life calendar.

They then chose the top three and this year’s first prize of a Nikon D3200 and AF-S 18-55 VR worth £445, went to Karol Gajewski from Accrington for his shot of morning mist at Astley Hall.

Lancashire Life’s picture editor John Cocks said: ‘Mornings are a great time to take brilliant pictures as the light can be wonderfully clear. It was a very difficult job to choose just three from the hundreds of pictures that were entered for this year’s competition but in the end Karol was a very worthy winner.’

Janine Keenan, also from Accrington, won the £400 Nikon 1 J2 and 10-30mm White second prize for her picture of the view from Pendle Hill and the judges selected Karen Tickle of Formby to win the third prize of a Nikon Coolpix S9300 Red worth £200 for her glorious Autumnal shot.

Join the gallery

The competition has now closed but we’d still love to see your best photographs of Lancashire. To upload them to our website, log on to lancashirelife.co.uk and click on the ‘Send us your photos’ link on the left of the page.

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.

Wilkinson Cameras

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.

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