REFLECT NORTH EAST LIFE
What does life in the North East mean to you? Take a photo that depicts your take on the region; it could be your local youth culture and social gatherings, a way of life you have immersed yourself in, traditions amongst a tight–knit community or larger gatherings such as festivals.
Or as a visitor to the area why not capture your take on life in North East England as you see it.
Judges will be looking for an image that encapsulates the very essence of life here. Over 16s can enter up to 3 photos.
REFLECT NORTH EAST NATURE
Venture off into the great outdoors, do some exploration and put your skills to the test. This category refers to a wide range of photography taken outdoors.
It can be anything from close-ups of nature's patterns and textures to wildlife or landscapes.
This category requires an understanding of the world we live in and your ability to show it from a unique perspective. Over 16s can enter up to 3 photos.
REFLECT NORTH EAST PEOPLE
What would the North East be without the characters that live, visit, work, study or simply relax here?
In this category, the choice is as wide as your imagination –
just as long as the picture shows the characters of the people of the region. Entrants are invited to submit photos in any style they choose, from portraits to reportage or action shots, depicting people going about their everyday business, enjoying a range of experiences or emotions.
Judges will be looking for creativity and flair and, most of all, the life of the people of the region captured in an image. Over 16s can enter up to 3 photos.
REFLECT NORTH EAST FILM
Entrants are encouraged to submit a short film simply capturing the North East in film. Films must be no longer than one minute long and must be uploaded via YouTube.
Judges will be looking for a good story structure to the film that can demonstrate creativity and originality and reflect your own view of the North East region.
Whether your film is taken on a video camera or a mobile phone makes no difference and if a smart phone best captures North East life and that sense of place - then go for it.
Whether you have access to editing or not and whether your film is scripted, sound-tracked or just a silent clip of a staggering view, it should be absolutely gripping. Over 16s can enter up to 3 films.
It is important you don't use music that is owned by other people without their permission – please see our rules and regulations. You can get royalty free tracks from www.beatsuite.com or maybe compose your own soundtrack.
REFLECT NORTH EAST YOUTH
This is an additional category for pictures and films taken by young people aged 16 and under on the closing date of the competition, 19th September 2014. Photos and films entered will be judged separately.
Here entrants can submit films based on the theme highlighted in the Reflect Film category description above and a maximum of 3 photographs can be submitted based on Life, Nature or People or any combination, as described above.
Here entrants can submit a maximum of 3 films based on the theme highlighted in the Reflect Film category description above and a maximum of 3 photographs in total. The 3 photos submitted can be based on Life, Nature or People or any combination, as described above.
This year's line-up of judges will be announcing the winners of each category at a glittering ceremony to be held in November 2014. So, with the chance to win a cash prize what are you waiting for? Enter today!