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North East Wildlife Photography Competition - Back By Popular Demand

8th August 2013

Following the success of last year’s North East Wildlife Photography Competition, three north-east Wildlife Trusts – Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley – have again joined forces with the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN) and the Great North Museum: Hancock to launch a 2014 competition.

For the 2013 competition, people of all ages and abilities entered 1,500 photos of our region’s amazing wildlife, leaving experts including David Lindo (The Urban Birder) highly impressed by the professional quality of their images.

Nestlé, who have worked with the Northumberland Wildlife Trust in the past, and Hawk’s Head Photography are the main sponsors of the event, however prizes are also being donated by Opticron, Newcastle College, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Bird Watching Magazine, Digitalab, Hawk’s Head Photography Workshops, Kielder Water and Forest Park, Naturetrek, Northern Experience Wildlife Tours, Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours, Speyside Wildlife and West Country Wildlife Photography Centre.

With such a high calibre of donors, this will be another wonderful opportunity for entrants to showcase the best of the region’s wildlife.

This year, there are six categories to enter, with the winner and runner-up of each category receiving a great prize and an overall winner, selected from one of these categories, winning the main prize of £250. The categories are:

  • Wildlife portraits – photos that capture the character, essence or traits of a species.
  • Wildlife in action – photos that capture interesting, funny or amazing behaviour.
  • Wildlife in the landscape – photos that show wildlife in its habitat, landscape or setting.
  • Botanical – photos of plants, fungi and lichens.
  • Young person’s – photos of flora and fauna taken by anyone aged 16 or under.
  • Art in nature – photos of flora and fauna that are composed for artistic effect.

Entry is free and open to everyone, but photographs must have been taken in the North East.  The closing date for entries is midnight, Monday 5 May 2014.  The winners will be announced at an award ceremony in July 2014 and will be displayed at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle before going on tour around the region.

For details of how to submit your entry (online or by post) plus full terms and conditions visit the Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s website or write to: Steve Ashton, North East Wildlife Photography Competition, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Margrove Heritage Centre, Boosebeck,Saltburn,TS12 3BZ.