Photography Competition

Seaton Valley Photography Competition 2024

We received some amazing photos for the Seaton Valley Photography Competition 2024 in the categories of Landscape, Wildlife, Village Life, Under 18, and Under 10.

This competition started back in 2016 as a way for locals to show off their photography skills and capture the beauty of Seaton Valley.

The winning photos were chosen by a panel of judges made up of councillors from the three Seaton Valley Wards. They had a tough time picking the winners because there were so many great pictures to choose from. The photos ranged from the coast to the woodlands, beaches, sand dunes, fields, meadows, and even some awesome shots of wildlife.

The judges all agreed that the variety of photos made it hard to decide. It was clear that people of all ages were out and about enjoying the stunning views and countryside of Seaton Valley. The competition was a fantastic way to showcase the area.

After much discussion, the judges selected the winning photographs from each of the five categories.  The winners are:

Village Life – Brian Kerr

Brian has taken this image at the Remembrance Day service at the Astley Park War Memorial in Seaton Delaval.  A Police Officer is paying respect and is about to lay a wreath on behalf of Northumbria Police watched on by members of the Scouts and Cubs.

Under 10s – Amber Chatman

Amber took this photo of a Common Blue butterfly on her way to her family’s allotment plot.

Under 18s – William Hunter

William took this photo of the Seghill Spoon at sunset and has captured the wonderful colours of the sky.

Wildlife – Tony Quinn

Tony took this photo of a male (Buck) Roe Deer in Bluebells in Holywell Dene.

Landscape – Pater Maxfield

Peter has used a slightly longer exposure time to help make the sea look calm in his picture of Charley’s Garden in Collywell Bay at sunrise.    Peter has captured the high dynamic range of light in his image.

The category winners each receive a certificate and a £50 gift card.

A selection of the photos entered into the competition can be viewed here….

We encourage all residents to explore Seaton Valley in 2024 with their phones and cameras to snap some amazing photos.

There are so many beautiful spots to capture, whether it’s by the coast or in the countryside. Don’t forget to attend the Summer Village Events, as they provide a perfect opportunity to capture the essence of village life and people having a great time.

We can’t wait to see all the photos you take when the Photography Competition kicks off in January 2025. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for more details on how to enter. Happy snapping!