Organised by Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley Wildlife Trusts, who have teamed up with the Natural History Society of Northumbria and the Great North Museum: Hancock, it is free and open to all ages and abilities. The only rule is that pictures must have been taken in the North East. There are six competition categories, with each category winner and runner-up receiving a prize. An overall winner will be selected from one of these for the main prize of £250.
- 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 flora and fauna taken by anyone aged 16 or under
- Art in nature – photos of flora and fauna that are composed for artistic effect
For full details of the rules and to submit your photographs visit www.newildlifephoto.co.uk.
The closing date for entries is 5th May 2014. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony in July 2014 and their photographs will be displayed at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle before going on tour around the region.