The Northern Photography Prize comprises of two amateur photography awards recognising photographs that capture the spirit (landscape) and heart (people and portraits) of the North East of England, founded and sponsored by the author L J Ross through her publishing imprint, Dark Skies Publishing. The awards are open to all amateur photographers from the United Kingdom whose work celebrates the North East of England. To be considered, entrants may submit one photograph to each of the landscape and portrait awards and must not be employed as a professional photographer.

Each award carries a cash prize of £1000, and will be judged by LJ Ross, the award-winning photographer David Taylor , Sam Missingham, publishing and marketing executive, and Janet Blair, editor at Living North magazine. All shortlisted entries will be featured in Living North magazine, as well as exhibited in a local gallery so that their work might be showcased and celebrated. Entries are open from midnight on 31st October 2020 and will close at 11:59pm on 3oth June 2021. The winner will be announced at the end of September 2021.

The Northern Photography Prize offers financial support to amateur photographers but, more importantly, helps to build and maintain confidence for new and emerging photographers.

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