Winners announced for campaign photo competition

Barn owl hunting at Cresswell, by Jamie Sample, aged 15.
Barn owl hunting at Cresswell, by Jamie Sample, aged 15.

The winners of a photograph competition, launched by objectors to surface-mine proposals, have been announced.

The contest was run by campaign group Save Druridge, which is fighting Banks Mining’s plans for an open-cast mine close to Druridge Bay.

The winning image. Footprints up the Dune, by Sarah Blythe

The winning image. Footprints up the Dune, by Sarah Blythe

The aim was to highlight the area’s beauty and show what could be lost.

Sarah Blythe, with Footprints up the Dunes, was the overall winner. She also won the Over 18 category, while Kevin Tate was second and Tony Scott third. In the 12-to-18-years-of-age section, Jamie Sample was the winner, as well as finishing third, while Megan Farrow-Tait was runner-up. Tallie Watson took top spot in the U11’s competition, as well as third place, while Milo Stewart was second. A special commendation prize went to Nikki Shelley.

Druridge and Dog, by Tallie Watson, aged 10.

Druridge and Dog, by Tallie Watson, aged 10.