The Port of Blyth has announced the winners of their Annual Community Photography Competition. The competition saw hundreds of fantastic entries capturing coastal activity across all the Port terminals, the river, and the nearby beaches throughout the seasons.

Twelve images have been selected for the Port of Blyth’s Community Calendar with Ron Dobson’s image, ‘Cambois Colours’, selected as the overall winner. Ron’s image was chosen by the judges because of the unique contrast between the enormous offshore jack-up vessel berthed at our Battleship Wharf Terminal and the colourful houses in Cambois behind. The image signifies not only the physical proximity of the Port and the residents of Cambois but also the notion that the whole community is behind the Port both literally and figuratively.

Ron will receive a prize of £100 worth of Amazon vouchers, a bottle of champagne and pride of place for his image on the front cover of the Community Calendar for 2024.

Finalists will also feature in the Community Calendar and receive a bottle of champagne each.

Port of Blyth’s Chief Executive, Martin Lawlor, said: “Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition. It’s a pleasure to see the Port in pictures and the Blyth Estuary from an outside perspective. Congratulations to Ron for his impressive winning image. It’s great to see that we received the highest number of entries into the competition since 2020 and I hope to see the numbers increase again in 2024!”

The competition for 2024 is now open, you can enter the competition via the Port of Blyth’s website – Photo Competition – Port of Blyth | Leading UK Offshore Energy Support Base

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Please see the winning image above and the runners-up listed below –

  • Terry Cavner
  • Ian Danielson
  • Mark Corpe
  • Alan Cummings
  • Graham Crawley
  • Richard Turnbull
  • Keith Fenwick
  • Norma McKellar
  • Christopher Gregson
  • Tab Hunter

You can view all shortlisted images via the Port of Blyth’s website- Photo Competition – Port of Blyth | Leading UK Offshore Energy Support Base