Photo Competition – North Pennines AONB

Framing the land – photography competition 

This summer, 2019, the North Pennines AONB Partnership is running an exciting
photography competition thanks to funding from the National Lottery. The theme will be
the geology and landscapes of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty and
UNESCO Global Geopark.

The top entries will be displayed in local galleries later in the year.
The competition is open to anyone, with a separate category for under 18s. A selection of entries in each category will form part of an exhibition at the Witham, Barnard Castle
in October, and at Allendale Forge Studios in November. Entries will also be displayed onthe screens at Bowlees Visitor Centre in Teesdale. The winner in each category will also
receive a £50 voucher for bespoke framing services at North Pennine Studios.

 The aim of the competition is to showcase this outstanding landscape, and the geology that underlies it all and makes this environment what it is today. This area has a
geological history stretching back 500 million years, but photographers of all abilities are forever capturing its ever-changing beauty and helping us all to see it in new ways.
To enter the competition, follow the link at the bottom of this post. Entries are limited to
one per person and must be received before the competition closes on Sunday 1

Full rules are available at

Open days and Group Bookings 2019

Here is a list of events in 2019 which will require members to be mine guides, cake makers, site guides, and welcoming hosts – depending upon the type of event.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these dates, please contact Joyce Jackson, our Volunteer Coordinator. Phone number is 01388 527532 and email is joiceyjoyce(at)

This list will be reviewed regularly and additional events may be added from time to time.