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Who can enter the Northern Photography Prize?

The competition is open to all British-based amateur photographers of any nationality, whose entry celebrates the North East and falls into either of the two available award categories: ‘Spirit of the North East’ (celebrating landscape) and/or ‘Heart of the North East’ (celebrating portraiture).

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.

Further details about eligibility criteria can be found here.

Do the photos have to have been taken in the North East?

Yes, the awards within the Northern Photography Prize celebrate North Eastern landscapes and people.

Do the photos have to have been taken in the past 12 months?

No, the photographs entered can have been taken at any point in the past.

Can I enter both award categories?

Yes, you can enter both award categories, but you may only submit ONE photograph per category.

Do I retain my image copyright after entry?

You retain full ownership of your imagery. No copyright is transferred.

Where can I read more about the Terms and Conditions of Entry?

Our Terms and Conditions are published here.

How much does it cost to enter an image?

Entry to the Northern Photography Prize is free.

Who runs the NPP?

The Northern Photography Prize is founded and sponsored by the author LJ Ross, through her publishing imprint Dark Skies Publishing. The Prize is administered separately.

Is the NPP a limited company?

No, the Northern Photography Prize is a philanthropic, non-profit venture funded by the author LJ Ross, through her publishing imprint, Dark Skies Publishing.

How can I be sure my intellectual property is protected when making a submission?

By submitting your work, you are agreeing to it being considered by awards sifters, judges and staff of Dark Skies Publishing. The copyright of your submitted work stays with you at all times.

What about Data Privacy?

Your submission(s) will be digitally deleted once the Prizegiving process is complete. You will only receive future correspondence from Dark Skies Publishing which you have specifically signed up for, and you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never share your data or personal information with any other businesses or organisations, and we abide by all relevant data protection legislation.

What about Equality?

Dark Skies Publishing, LJ Ross and all associates of the Northern Photography Prize believe that individuals should be treated fairly, on the basis of merit and without prejudice. Applications to the Prize are considered without reference to age, cultural background, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, faith or an individual’s health status.

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