The North East Wildlife Photography Competition is running again this year for its fifth consecutive year. Last year’s competition welcomed over 1,500 entries from across the region. The quality of the images was exceptional and truly reflected the diversity of wildlife within the North East. The awards ceremony was well attended with standing room only. The exhibition of the winners’ entries was on display in the ‘Great North Museum: Hancock’ for 10 weeks after the awards ceremony and attracted over 13,000 visitors.
This year there are six categories to enter, with each category winner and runner-up receiving a prize, the overall winner will receive a prize of £250. The categories for this year’s competition are as follows;
Photographs that capture the character, essence or traits of a species.
WILDLIFE IN ACTION
Photographs that capture wildlife behaviour and action, for example feeding, hunting, flying, running, swimming, hiding, fighting and breeding. Also photographs that capture unusual
or interesting behaviour.
WILDLIFE IN THE LANDSCAPE
Photographs that show wildlife in its habitat, landscape or setting. Don’t forget the urban landscape counts too!
NATURE UP CLOSE
Close-up or macro photographs of botanical subjects, insects and other wildlife.
Wildlife photographs taken with a mobile phone or tablet device.
Wildlife photographs taken by anybody aged 16 or under.
Entry is free and open to people of all ages and abilities, pictures must be taken in the North East. For full details of the rules and to submit your photographs please visit
Prizes and Sponsors:
Thank you to the following organisations for supporting this year’s photography competition;
Nestlé, London Camera Exchange, Clifton Cameras, Opticron, Alan Hewit Photography, Serenity Farne Islands Boat Tours, Fulton’s Umbrellas, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Simon Berry Optometrist, digitalab, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Natural History Society of Northumbria, Naturetrek, Kielder Water & Forest Park, The Environmental Records Information Centre North East, Bird Watching Magazine, Northern Experience Wildlife Tours, Westcountry Wildlife Photography Centre, Vine House Farm, Feedem