Submissions to the Northern Photography Prize – ‘Spirit of the North East’ or Northern Photography Prize – ‘Heart of the North East’ are welcomed from:

  • Amateur* photographers whose work celebrates the North East**; and,
  • At the time of entering, are aged eighteen or above.

*For the purposes of these awards, ‘amateur’ means someone who takes photographs for their own pleasure and is not being compensated on any consistent basis for their photographic work.
** For the purposes of these awards, ‘North East’ is defined as covering the following areas:

  • Darlington
  • Durham and County Durham
  • Gateshead
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • South Tyneside
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Sunderland