george mcgavin largeGeorge McGavin, TV wildlife presenter and resident ‘bug man’ on BBC 1’s The One Show, is set to return to Newcastle next month to host the 2016 North East Wildlife Photography Competition Awards Ceremony. 

George proved to be such a big hit when he hosted last year’s awards ceremony, entertaining the audience with tales of his wildlife filming experiences, the organisers didn’t think twice about inviting him back to host this year’s ceremony on Thursday 14 July, at Great North Museum: Hancock, between 6.00pm – 8.30pm (doors open at 5.30pm).

The event is being organised by the Great North Museum, Natural History Society of Northumbria, the three North East Wildlife Trusts (Durham, Tees Valley and Northumberland) and Alan Hewitt Photography.  Nestle UK is the main sponsor.

The event will also launch an exhibition of the best entries to the 2016 competition which was sponsored by Nestle UK and judged by a panel of wildlife and photography experts.  The competition attracted over 1500 entries this year.

So, whether you are a wildlife lover, photography enthusiast or just keen to meet a celebrity from your TV screens, you are more than welcome to attend and be the first to see the stunning photographic entries that were judged to be the best, applaud the winners as they are announced and receive their awards and enjoy a very entertaining talk by the ‘Bug Man’ himself.

Doors open at 5.30pm, entry is free, and George’s presentation begins at 6.00pm