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:
- Durham and County Durham
- Newcastle upon Tyne
- North Tyneside
- Redcar and Cleveland
- South Tyneside