The North Sea Tall Ships Regatta Blyth 2016, which was hosted by Port of Blyth, has been announced as a finalist in The Journal Culture Awards 2017.
The selection of the finalists across 16 categories from more than 1,400 nominations has been described by the organisers as one of the toughest rounds of judging in the Awards’ 11-year history.
The four day regatta which saw half a million people visit Blyth was held in August 2016.
Port of Blyth PR & Communications Manager Tom Chaplin, said: “Everyone at the Port worked incredibly hard to ensure that the town experienced an event to be proud of. From extensive pre-event planning in partnership with the emergency services and Northumberland County Council through to opening the gates of the Port’s secure South Harbour terminal to the public for the first time in a generation, our team were dedicated to supporting what was a truly wonderful event. To see the Tall Ships win such a coveted award would be a huge reward for our staff and those of our partners. We look forward to hearing the final results.”
Presented this year by North East actor and presenter Chris Connel, The Journal Culture Awards 2017 will take place at Hexham Abbey on the evening of Thursday 11th May.