Photographic competition

Shotley Bridge Village Trust is launching a new initiative to encourage people to create images which may be used to promote the village and support other activities such as Northumbria in Bloom.

The theme of the Competition is “Nature and Green Spaces in Shotley Bridge”.

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The theme of the Competition is “Nature and Green Spaces in Shotley Bridge”.

All entries must be photographs as .jpg images taken within Shotley Bridge or views of Shotley Bridge from elsewhere.

The following details must be included with the submitted photograph: Name and Address and email address of Photographer, location, view and date taken.

Up to 5 entries may be submitted per person.  The entry must be your own work and not previously submitted in another competition.  There are three categories of submission – Adult, Age 11 – 15, Under 11 – on May 1st 2011.

Winners agree to the use of their photograph on the Village Trust Website and for public display in Shotley Bridge or on other sites used by the Village Trust.  The name of the photographer will always be disclosed when a photograph is used in this way.

Entries to be sent by email to between 1st May 2011 and 31 July 2011.


The judging will take place in 3 stages:

(1)  A panel of judges representing the Village Trust, Sarah Thew Photography and Mike McFarlane Photography will select the winners of the Under 16 and Under 11 categories.

(2)  The judges will then select a shortlist consisting of the 4 best photographs from the Adult category together with the winners of the Under 16 and Under 11 categories.

(3)  The shortlisted pictures will be displayed (anonymously) on a board in Sale Pepe Restaurant where members of the public will be able to enter a vote in a Ballot Box for a period of one month.  The two pictures receiving the most votes will receive a prize and the winning picture will be displayed in the restaurant for a further 12 months.

NB.  It is possible for someone in the younger categories to win the overall prize!


First Prize (donated by Sale Pepe) £100 voucher

Second Prize (donated by Sarah Thew) £50 photo voucher

Under 16 Prize (donated by Mike McFarlane)  1 day photography tuition

Under 11 Prizes (donated by Village Trust)  First:  £20 cash; Second £10 cash.

ENQUIRIES TO: shotleypic@gmail .com

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