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31 January 2024

The Northern Photography Prize 2024 is now open for entries! 


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 a panel including LJ Ross, the editor of Living North magazine Janet Blair, Cultured North East’s David Whetstone and North East-based professional photographers Joe Taylor and Donna-Lisa Healy.

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.  All those shortlisted will appear in a gallery exhibition at the prestigious Biscuit Factory in Newcastle upon Tyne (Sat 14 Sep – Sun 13 October).

Entries are open from midnight on 31st January 2024 and will close at 11:59pm on 30th June 2024. The winner will be announced in the Autumn of 2024. 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.


Banner Image: Photograph by Jane Curtis – ‘Dan as Peter Pan’, Shortlisted for  The Northern Photograpy Prize 2023.

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