North East Wildlife Photography Competition 2017

Durham Wildlife Trust News

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.

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.

Photographs that show wildlife in its habitat, landscape or setting. Don’t forget the urban landscape counts too!

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 CamerasOpticron, Alan Hewit PhotographySerenity Farne Islands Boat Tours, Fulton’s Umbrellas, Northumberland Wildlife TrustSimon Berry Optometrist, digitalab, Tees Valley Wildlife TrustNatural History Society of Northumbria, NaturetrekKielder Water & Forest ParkThe Environmental Records Information Centre North East, Bird Watching MagazineNorthern Experience Wildlife ToursWestcountry Wildlife Photography CentreVine House Farm, Feedem