Wildlife in Action
Coots Fighting - Leslie Holburn (winner and overall competition winner)
Wildlife in the Landscape
Storm-Blown Redshanks - Paul Stamp (winner)
Starling Song - Alex Penn (winner)
Art in Nature
Gold Leaf - Stuart Proud (winner)
Sleepy Poppy - Fabien Balezeau (winner)
Coot and Chick - Max Eve (winner)
The 2014 competition attracted a total of 1,174 entries, leaving our panel of judges highly impressed by the quality of submissions - and the final awards ceremony at the Great North Museum in Newcastle proved to be a real winner!
The competition is now closed for entries but please keep checking for updates on the North East Wildlife Photo Competition 2015!
Competition categories - view the category winners here!
All photographs shortlisted captured the best of the region's wildlife, and were taken in the north-east of england in the areas covered by Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley Wildlife Trusts.
Wildlife portraits - photos that capture the character, essence or traits of a species
Wildlife in action - photos that capture interesting, funny or amazing behaviour
Wildlife in the landscape - photos that show wildlife in its habitat, landscape or setting
Botanical - photos of plants, fungi and lichens
Young person's - photos of wildlife or plants taken by anyone aged 16 or under
Art in nature - photos of flora and fauna that are composed for artistic effect
The winning pictures and best entries will be displayed in the Great North Museum: Hancock (Newcastle upon Tyne) during July-Sept 2014. After this some of the pictures will tour to other venues across the North East and could be on display for several years.
The winning entries will also be displayed on the organisers' websites and may also be featured in the regional press and media.
Businesses donating prizes include: