North Northumberland partnership unveils winners of photo competition

The winning photo - Martin Lefevre's Cheswick Sands.
The winning photo - Martin Lefevre's Cheswick Sands.

The Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership is excited to announce the winners of its Landscape Photography Project.

Earlier this year, four photography workshops were held in iconic locations across north Northumberland and helped local people develop skills using their digital SLR camera. The efforts were then showcased in an exhibition held during the Holy Island Festival with more than 400 visitors voting for their favourite picture.

Second place - Philip Hanson's Holy Island harbour.

Second place - Philip Hanson's Holy Island harbour.

First prize went to Martin Lefevre with a stunning photo of Cheswick Sands, second prize to Philip Hanson with an atmospheric black-and-white image of an up-turned boat at Holy Island harbour and third prize was awarded to Alison Woolley for her image of the moon during sunset at Cheswick Sands. Prizes included vouchers and professional prints of the photographs shown in the exhibition.

Brenda Stanton, chairman of the Peregrini Lindisfarne Board, said: "The photography project has not only shown off the beautiful landscape across north Northumberland, but highlights the talent of local people who took part on this exciting project."

Helen Griffiths, Peregrini programme manager, added: "As part of our creative arts project, the photography workshops and exhibition was an opportunity for local people to get out into this iconic landscape and capture it in all its glory. These images will help develop a visual archive of the Peregrini area and contribute to interpretation for other Peregrini projects."

Anyone interested in getting involved in other creative arts projects being delivered can visit www.peregrinilindisfarne.org.uk or contact David Suggett at david.suggett@northumberland.gov.uk or on 01668 213086.

Third place - Alison Woolley's image of the moon during sunset at Cheswick Sands.

Third place - Alison Woolley's image of the moon during sunset at Cheswick Sands.

Emma Rothera, from yourbeautifulphotography.com; Martin LeFevre; Brenda Stanton; Alison Woolley and David Suggett. Philip Hanson is not pictured.

Emma Rothera, from yourbeautifulphotography.com; Martin LeFevre; Brenda Stanton; Alison Woolley and David Suggett. Philip Hanson is not pictured.