Competition to find best shot of North East launched

17 October 2016

A photographic competition to promote how fantastic the North East is and help promote tourism businesses is being launched today, (Monday, 17 October 2016).

Organised by Northumbrian Water and the North East England Chamber of Commerce, the competition aims to capture as many different views of the region as possible.

Ben Powick, Chamber policy adviser said: “As part of our manifesto commitments, we want to see a global and connected North East, that has a huge array of destinations to visit, stay in and see, whether you are local to the region, from the wider UK or an overseas visitor. This is a brilliant opportunity to showcase what this region has to offer, from hidden gems to internationally iconic sites’

Louise Hunter, Director of Corporate Affairs at Chamber Partner member Northumbrian Water, said: “We are lucky enough to live in a region with stunning landscapes and vibrant cities, historic towns and gorgeous beaches – what better way to celebrate our unique beauty than by capturing it on camera!

“I genuinely can’t wait to see the entries, having been inspired by some of the breathtaking photography submitted when Northumbrian Water did our own #NECoast Twitter takeover – I really hope people embrace this competition and share some of our region’s undiscovered gems, best hotspots and their favourite locations to relax and enjoy.”

The first prize for the competition is a weekend for two people at one of Northumbrian Water’s Kielder Lodges in Northumberland, there is also a Chamber President’s prize of a bottle of champagne.

People can enter via Twitter, the details of which will be released on the Chamber’s website and through @NEEChamber. Entrants tweet a picture of why they think the North East is a great place to visit, along with the hashtag #VisitNorthEastEngland and tagging the company they work for. As long as they work for an employer based in the North East, they are eligible to enter.

The closing date for the competition is Friday, 4 November and the winners will be announced on Monday 14 November.

As part of this campaign there will be the opportunity for tourism businesses around the region to publish information on themselves on an interactive map. This promotional tool will be formally launched on the day the winners are announced. It will be continually updated with new businesses so it becomes a definitive guide to the region’s tourism economy.

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