Lancashire and Lake District Life Reader Photos Competition 2011 - May

PUBLISHED: 10:51 26 April 2011 | UPDATED: 12:01 28 February 2013

Karol Gajewski Hang-Gliding in the Ribble Valley

Karol Gajewski Hang-Gliding in the Ribble Valley

You could win terrific prizes from Wilkinson Cameras in our super photographic competition.

Lancashire Life is synonymous with great photography. Whether its a stunning shot of Bowland by a professional landscape photographer or a beautiful image of Lytham windmill by a talented amateur, youre likely to find it somewhere between our covers.

And on-line, our website has developed into a major resource, holding the very best images taken by amateurs with a passion for photography. It forms an extraordinary archive of Lancashire and the Lakes.

Once again, we are very pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Wilkinsons, the leading north west based retailer of cameras and accessories, to stage the Lancashire Life Photographic Awards.

The competition is only open to non-professionals and entries must be uploaded to our website, by Friday October 7.

Click on the Reader 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 youve signed up youll be able to add your photos to the hundreds already online. Judging will be conducted by a panel including Lancashire Life photographic team John Cocks and Kirsty Thompson.

To give you a little inspiration, weve selected a few memorable pictures currently on our website.

So dont delay - great prizes are only a click away and every month well be showcasing a selection in our pages.

Good luck!

Meanwhile, Wilkinsons have produced some great prizes for our first competition. They are:

1st New Canon EOS 600D & EF-S 18-55 IS lens worth 750.00

2nd Canon Powershot S95 worth 300.00

3rd New Canon Powershot SX220 HS worth 250.00

Wilkinson Cameras - focused on excellence

Wilkinson Cameras, established in 1986, continues to offer a huge choice of photographic and optical equipment to suit all levels supported by interested and enthusiastic staff who are always happy to help. They operate eight retail stores.

They are: Preston: 27, Friargate Walk, St Georges Centre 01772 556250; Burnley: 95, St Jamess Street 01282 424524; Bury: 61, the Rock 0161 7643402; Blackburn: 42, Northgate 01254 581272; Kendal: Unit 19A, The Westmorland Centre 01539 735055; Carlisle: 13, Grapes Lane, The Lanes 01228 538583; Lancaster: 6 St James Street, Marketgate 01524 380510; Southport: 38 Eastbank Street 01704 534534; Warrington: 10 The Mall, Golden Square Shopping Centre 01925 638290

There is also a direct sales team on 01772 252188 and a web store offering nationwide coverage and convenience.

Whats more, we are also delighted to be working with Prince Charles on a separate photographic competition to promote the great British countryside. You can find out more about that here

May's Lancashire cover was a great shot of the Merseyside Express in Coppull that was uploaded to the website by John Cobham

The Lakes cover was provided by Paul Bullen whose Derwent Water photo is featured above

We have also chosen Angie Groom - Wastwater and Karol Gajewski - Hang-Gliding in the Ribble Valley as our desktop calendar photos for May

You can download either for free here

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