Winner! Port of Blyth judges popular Community Photography Competition

Photography Competition - Working Boats

The Port of Blyth’s popular Annual Community Photography Competition for 2021 has a winner! Despite another challenging year for our community, the competition was still hugely popular with a really high standard throughout. More than two hundred and fifty entries were shortlisted and displayed on the competition page, whilst twelve images were selected as finalists.

Ron Dobson’s image ‘Working Boats’ (above) has been selected as the overall winner. In a year where so much of what we call normal life has been disrupted, the judges felt that the stillness and “every day” qualities of Ron’s images made it a deserving winner.

Port of Blyth’s Chief Executive, Martin Lawlor, said: “As it is every year, the photography competition has been a great opportunity for us to celebrate both the activities of the port and the town itself. The standard of entries has been superb and we’re delighted that the Community Calendar featuring all twelve finalists will return after COVID safety concerns meant we didn’t print a version for 2021. Congratulations to Ron for his lovely winning image and to all the finalists, and thank you to everyone who entered.”

Ron will receive a prize of £100 worth of Amazon vouchers (perhaps to go towards some new equipment), a bottle of champagne and pride of place for his image on the front cover of our Community Calendar for 2022. Congratulations Ron!

The finalists were:
Jim Jones
Ronnie Skelton
John Fatkin
Joan Hunter
Norma McKellar
Alan Cummings
Ian Danielson
Chris Burke
Alison Leddy
Richard Turnbull

To view all of the shortlisted images and to enter next year’s competition click here.

Thank you once again to everyone who entered the competition.