The three north east Wildlife Trusts (Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley), the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN), Great North Museum: Hancock and Alan Hewitt Photography have joined forces for the fifth year running to launch the 2017 North East Wildlife Photography Competition.
Nestlé Fawdon, which has supported the competition since its launch in 2012, is the main sponsor, and, as with previous years an array of wonderful prizes are on offer including a wonderful £250 voucher from London Camera Exchange (which has an outlet in Newcastle), binoculars, photography workshops, wildlife watching trips, birdwatching workshops and photography equipment.
As well as a chance to win a fantastic prize the entries also help to showcase the wonderful wildlife that can be found in the North East.
There are six competition categories to enter: wildlife portraits, wildlife in action, wildlife in the landscape, nature up close, young persons and mobile nature which this year is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. There are prizes for each category winner and runners-up.
Entry is free and is open to everyone, but photographs must have been taken in the North East. Winning photos will be exhibited in the Great North Museum: Hancock and on tour around the region. It is a great opportunity to show the best of the region’s wildlife.
To enter, and for more information, visitwww.northeastwildlifephoto.co.uk. The competition can be followed via Facebook and twitter.
Speaking about the launch of the competition, Steve Ashton, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust People and Wildlife manager said: “Last year we had over 1500 photos of this region’s amazing wildlife many of exceptional quality making the judging hared than ever.”
“Our region has some wonderful wildlife and wonderful amateur photographers, both of which, never fail to amaze me, so, if you have a few hours to spare, why not head outdoors and take a photo and enter it… it’s as simple as that.”
The competition closing date is midnight Monday 15 May 2017, with the winners being announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 6 July 2017 at Great North Museum: Hancock.