Cheshire Life Reader Photos Competition 2011 - May

PUBLISHED: 12:59 26 April 2011 | UPDATED: 19:15 20 February 2013

Paula O'Hara 
Wallasey Lighthouse

Paula O'Hara Wallasey Lighthouse

There are terrific prizes to be won in our super photographic competition

Our county is a playground for photographers, with all the elements on hand to create stunning pictures. Weve got the hills and the coast, weve got wide open spaces and intimate corners; weve got towns and cities with world-famous landmarks and undiscovered, unspoiled villages, weve got the rivers, the canals and the gently babbling streams - in short, weve got everything a photographer could want from a location.

This month we are launching two wonderful competitions to celebrate the region and to find the best amateur photographer.

Youll find full details of our nationwide competition here and there are some terrific prizes up for grabs in our super Cheshire Life competition, which will run until October.

The Cheshire Life competition is sponsored by Wilkinsons Cameras and they have selected three superb pieces of equipment as prizes. The winners will receive a New Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-55 IS lens worth 750, a Canon Powershot S95 worth 300, and a new Canon Powershot SX220 HS worth 250

The judging panel will led by Cheshire Life picture editor John Cocks and deputy editor Paul Mackenzie, who said: The standard of the photographs sent in by readers is consistently high and we want to see as many as possible entered in this competition.

It is a great chance for amateur photographers to receive some acclaim for their work - and possibly win a brilliant prize too.

How to enter

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

Click on the Readers 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.

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, established in Lancashire in 1986, have opened a new store in Warrington. They now 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.

There is also a direct sales team on 01772 252188 and a website -

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

We have also chosen Shirley Bentham - Ducklings in Appleton, Warringtonas our desktop calendar photos for May

You can download it for free here

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