North East Wildlife Photography Competition 2017

During 2016/2017, 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  joined forces for the fifth year running to promote the North East Wildlife Photography Competition.

Nestlé Fawdon, which has supported the competition since its launch in 2012, was the main sponsor, and, as with previous years an array of wonderful prizes were 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.

The six competition categories to enter were as follows:

  • wildlife portraits
  • wildlife in action
  • wildlife in the landscape
  • nature up close
  • young persons
  • mobile nature

The competition,which closed one 15th May 2017, was free to enter and open to everyone, but photographs must have been taken in the North East. The  winners were announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 6 July 2017 at Great North Museum: Hancock.Winning photos have already been exhibited in the Great North Museum: Hancock and are currently on tour around the region at various venues. It is a great opportunity to show the best of the region’s wildlife. If you would ilke to know where you can see the photos currently please contact

Prizes and Sponsors:

Thank you to the following organisations for supporting this year’s photography competition;
NestléLondon Camera ExchangeDurham Wildlife Trust, Clifton CamerasOpticronAlan Hewit PhotographySerenity Farne Islands Boat ToursFulton’s UmbrellasNorthumberland Wildlife TrustSimon Berry OptometristdigitalabTees Valley Wildlife TrustNatural History Society of NorthumbriaNaturetrekKielder Water & Forest ParkThe Environmental Records Information Centre North EastBird Watching MagazineNorthern Experience Wildlife ToursWestcountry Wildlife Photography CentreVine House FarmFeedem.