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, editor of Living North magazine, Janet Blair, Newcastle-based professional photographers Jason Friend and Adam Lang, and The Alnwick Garden’s Daniel Russell.

The winning images for each category will each earn a £1,000 cash prize, as well as appearing in a Living North magazine spread on the prize. There is the potential of a gallery showing, last year’s shortlist having enjoyed an exhibition at the prestigious Biscuit Factory in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Entries are open from midnight on 31st January 2022 and will close at 11:59pm on 3oth June 2022. The winner will be announced at the end of September 2022. Please read all conditions of entry carefully to ensure your submission is accepted.

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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