Best images of town go on show

One of the photos from the exhibition.
One of the photos from the exhibition.

A gallery of photos taken in Whitley Bay has gone on display, as part of a competition to capture the town’s unique charms on camera.

Earlier this year, North Tyneside Council launched a photography contest which challenged residents and visitors to share their own pictures of Whitley Bay – and win the chance to have them publicly displayed.

One of the photos from the exhibition.

One of the photos from the exhibition.

The competition aimed to highlight the very best bits of the popular coastal town, and showcase all the wonderful things Whitley Bay has to offer.

The contest was extremely popular, attracting more than 100 photo entries, and now 80 of the images have gone on display at the Whitley Bay Customer First Centre where they will remain until Friday, October 23.

Ten of the best and most inspiring pictures have also been chosen by a panel of local judges to be displayed at the iconic Spanish City Dome site, as well other areas along the coast.

The exhibition at the Whitley Bay Customer First Centre was officially opened on Thursday, October 1, by Coun Eddie Darke, cabinet member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism.

Coun Darke opened the exhibition and also presented prizes to the competition winners, which included Active North Tyneside goodies and vouchers for Whitley Bay’s Jam Jar Cinema.

Councillor Darke said he was delighted with the volume and quality of the entries that had been submitted and the resulting exhibition.

“Whitley Bay is already one of the most photographed areas of the north east and people love taking snaps of St Mary’s Island, the Spanish City Dome, and the ever-changing fantastic coastal views,” he said.

“This contest has offered us a wonderful opportunity to showcase all of the great things we love about Whitley Bay .

“We have been delighted by the interest we’ve had and the quality of the entries.

“People are clearly very proud of Whitley Bay and all of the wonderful things it has to offer.”

The exhibition will be on show at Whitley Bay Customer First Centre until Friday, October 23.