North East Connected

Just one month to go… so snap to it!

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 09.19.25There’s just enough time to enter the fourth North East Wildlife Photography Competition, hosted by Tees Valley, Northumberland and Durham Wildlife Trusts, together with the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN), the Great North Museum: Hancock and Alan Hewitt Photography.

The competition closes at midnight, Sunday 15 May 2016. Winners will be announced at the Great North Museum: Hancock Awards Ceremony on Thursday 14 July 2016.

Last year people of all ages and abilities entered over 1600 photos showcasing the region’s amazing wildlife and left the competition’s panel of judges highly impressed.

Some wonderful entries have been submitted for this year’s competition, but there is always space for more.

For the fourth year running, Nestlé Fawdon is the main sponsor, and prizes being offered so far include £250, binoculars, photography workshops, wildlife watching trips and photography equipment.

There are six competition categories to enter: wildlife portraits, wildlife in action, wildlife in the landscape, nature up close, mobile nature and young person’s, with prizes for each category winner and runners-up.

The organisers are especially keen for members of the public to enter their photos taken on a mobile device such as phone or tablet to reinforce the message that you don’t have to have expensive equipment to be in with a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes.

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, visit  You can also follow the competition via Facebook and twitter.

James Littlewood, Director of NHSN said: “You have one month left and, as spring is a great time to take close up photos of flowers and insects as they emerge into the warm sunlight, why not visit one of your local wildlife trust reserves and get close to wildlife.”

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