This summer, photographers are being invited to frame their favourite North Pennines view, capturing the amazing geology and landscape of this photogenic part of the country.
The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership is launching a photography competition entitled ‘Framing the Land’, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The competition is open to anyone, with a separate category for under 18s. Entries must have a geological or landscape theme, to reflect the characteristics that led to the area being designated as an AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark.
Shortlisted entries will form part of an exhibition at the Witham in Barnard Castle during October, and at Allendale Forge Studios in November. Entries will also be displayed on the screens at the AONB Partnership’s Bowlees Visitor Centre in Teesdale. The winner in each category will also receive a £50 voucher for expert bespoke framing services from North Pennine Studios.
To enter the competition, visit www.northpennines.org.uk/photocompetition2019 and follow the link to submit your entry online. Entries are limited to one per person and must be received before the competition closes on Sunday 1 September.
Naomi Foster, Geology Projects Officer for the North Pennines AONB Partnership said: “We are delighted to be hosting a competition to showcase this outstanding landscape, and the geology that underlies it all and makes this environment what it is today. This area has a geological history stretching back 500 million years, but photographers of all abilities are constantly capturing its ever-changing beauty and helping us all to see it in new ways.”
The competition and exhibition are supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s Earthworks project, which connects visitors and local people with the area’s world-class geological heritage through events, workshops, publications and art installations. The project also links to the INTERREG Atlantic Area programme of the European Regional Development Fund, as part of a European Atlantic Geotourism Route, encouraging people to visit Geoparks.
More information about the competition and the area can be found at www.northpennines.org.uk [link to competition page]