Cheshire Life Reader Photos Competition - March 2012
PUBLISHED: 00:24 01 March 2012 | UPDATED: 21:08 20 February 2013
We launch the Cheshire Life photo competition and there's a new category for young photographers
Our annual search for the countys best photographers has become one of the magazines most popular fixtures. Each year we are amazed by the quantity and quality of the pictures taken by our readers.
Last year you submitted more than 1000 photos which highlighted the beauty and variety of our great county: from the hills to the coast and from the bustling towns and cities to the unspoiled villages.
This years competition is once again sponsored by Wilkinsons Cameras and as ever they have selected some wonderful prizes to give to whoever takes the three pictures chosen by our panel of expert judges.
The top three including the winner of our new Young Photographer of the Year category for under 16-year-olds will receive terrific photographic equipment selected by sponsors Wilkinsons Cameras.
Top prize is a Nikon D5100 and AF-S 18-55 VR worth 629.99, and the runner-up will receive a Nikon Coolpix P7100 worth 399.99. Our young photographer of the year will be presented with a Nikon Coolpix AW100 worth 249.99.
The judging panel will be led by Cheshire Life editor Louise Taylor, who will choose the winners along with picture editor John Cocks and David Pilkington from Wilkinsons 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 Georges Centre 01772 556250; Burnley, 95 St Jamess 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 www.wilkinson.co.uk.
How to enter
The Cheshire Life competition is only open to non-professionals and entries must be uploaded to our website.
Click on the Upload Photo button
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.
The print version of this article appeared in the March 2012 issue of Cheshire Life
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