The Port of Blyth’s Annual Community Photography Competition for 2022 has a winner! The competition saw hundreds of fantastic entries capturing coastal activity in and around the Port of Blyth, the river, and the nearby beaches throughout the year.

Twelve images have been selected for the Port of Blyth’s Community Calendar with Tab Hunter’s image, ‘A Sunny Morning’, selected as the overall winner. Tab’s image was chosen by the judges because of its bold contrasting colours which parallel the contrast between the large and small vessels inside the port.

Tab 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 2023.

Port of Blyth’s Chief Executive, Martin Lawlor, said: “Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition. As always, the standard was incredibly high, so congratulations to Tab for his stunning winning image. In 2023 we want to inspire more people to enter the competition so we can continue to showcase and champion Blyth. This year we are also gifting calendars and canvases of previous winning images to Ridley Park Care Home following their appeal to help residents feel more connected to their community.”

Please see the finalists below –  

 Norma McKellar

 Ian Danielson

 Terry Cavner 

 Ron Dobson 

 Kingsley Straker  

 Roy Smith 

 Holly Tinker 

Jim Jones

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

Thank you once again to everyone who entered the competition!