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North East Wildlife Photography Competition 2016

15th November 2015

Enter now for your chance to win great prizes, including £250.

We have joined forces with Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley Wildlife Trusts and the Great North Museum: Hancock to launch this prestigious competition for 2016, which is kindly being supported by Nestle and Alan Hewitt Photography.

The competition is now open for entries until Midnight on Sunday 15th May 2016, so there is still time to get out there and capture the best of the North East’s wildlife.

Pheasant at Wooler © Jonathan Gaunt, Winner of NEWC 2015Competition Categories

1. Wildlife Portraits – photos that capture the character, essence or traits of a species.

2. Wildlife in Action – photos that capture wildlife behaviour and action (e.g. feeding or hunting).

3. Wildlife in the Landscape – photos that show wildlife in its habitat, landscape or setting.

4. Nature Up Close – close-up or macro photographs of botanical subjects, insects and other wildlife.

5. Mobile Nature – photos of animal or botanical subjects taken with a mobile phone or tablet device.

6. Young Person’s – photos of animal or botanical subjects taken by anyone aged 16 or under.

How to Enter

Waxwing at Saltholme © Tim CossinsEntry is free and open to people of all ages and abilities. To submit your entry online please click here. Please make sure you have read and understood the competition rules and terms and conditions. For assistance please check our FAQs page. Good luck!


The Overall Winner will receive:

  • £250 and a framed A3 copy of their picture courtesy of Digital Lab.

Each category winner and runner-up will also receive prizes, including:

All of the prize-winning images will be displayed at the Great North Museum: Hancock during the summer of 2016 and then on tour around the region. In previous years the winning images have also been featured in local newspapers and magazines.

Thank you

We would like to thank Nestle for sponsoring the competition and Opticron, Alan Hewitt Photography, Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours,Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley Wildlife Trusts, Digital Lab, Simon King Wildlife, Naturetrek, ERIC North East, Bird Watching Magazine, Westcountry Wildlife Photography Centre, Northern Experience Wildlife Tours,