The Tyne Rivers Trust are asking for photographers to enter their images of the Tyne Catchment for the 2017 photo competition. Images must have been taken this year and have the River Tyne or one of its tributaries as the subject. Last year Hexham member Bob Turner had his winter image of the Tyne at Hexham selected as the December image for the calendar.
The winning images will be used in the Tyne Rivers Trust 2018 Calendar which will be sold to raise money for the Trust’s work of conserving and regenerating the river. Similarly to 2016, the production costs of the calendar will be supported by EGGER which means that all the money raised will support the work of Tyne Rivers Trust.
The winning photographers will receive a free calendar and the overall winner will receive a one to one half day workshop with competition judge, David Taylor of David Taylor Photography.
Trust Director Susan Mackirdy said “This is a really fun way of using the beautiful landscape of the Tyne Catchment to raise important funds for our work. The 2017 calendar was really well received and copies were requested from places as far away as Australia and the US.”
Tobias Zimmermann, EGGER Hexham Technical/Production Director said “We are delighted to provide ongoing support the work of Tyne Rivers Trust because of our proximity to the Tyne at Hexham. The Trust’s work to improve the condition of the river, benefits communities and businesses alike and the calendar highlights the beauty of the Tyne in all its guises.”
Last year’s winner Martin Farrer said “There has been a lot of interest in my photo of Holly my dog taken whilst fishing the North Tyne. I spend much of my time enjoying the River, so I was delighted to win and help raise some money for the Trust to allow them to continue with improvements to water quality, removing invasive species and other environmental work on the Tyne. ”
This post was written by: Stephen Smith on 28th, June 2017