Picture in the wild wanted

A rabbit by Frank Anderson.
A rabbit by Frank Anderson.

A popular wildlife photography competition is making a welcome return.

Following the success of last year’s North East Wildlife Photography Competition, three north-east wildlife trusts – Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley – have again joined forces with the Natural History Society of Northumbria and the Great North Museum: Hancock to launch a 2014 event.

Last year people of all ages and abilities entered 1,500 photos of wildlife.

This year there are six competition categories to enter, with each category winner and runner-up receiving a great prize and an overall winner being selected from one of these categories for the main prize of £250: wildlife portraits; wildlife in action; wildlife in the landscape; botanical; young person’s – photos of flora and fauna taken by anyone aged 16 or under; and art in nature.

Entry is free and open to everyone, but photographs must have been taken in the north east. The closing date for entries is Monday, May 5.

Visit www.nwt.org.uk/photocompetition2014 for full category details and how to enter.