We are proud to announce the winners of the Roker Pier Photography Competition 2016.
We had an overwhelming response to our first photography competition and would like to thank everyone who entered. Click here to view the winning entries and read on to find out more about the categories.
Roker Pier & Lighthouse - Winner Barrie Iain Logue
Roker Pier & Lighthouse has protected the entrance to Sunderland’s harbour for over a century. This category is for photographs that depict the structure in all its glory, including architectural shots and wide panoramic shots of the structure at different times of the day.
What we like about this image: Barrie's photo shows the amazing curve of Roker Pier at sunrise, one of the best times of day to capture the structure.
City By The Sea - Winner Geoff Watson
Sunderland is the largest city by the sea in the UK. This category is a celebration of Roker and Seaburn as a resort and attraction. Photographs in this category should capture how people use and interact with the area, particularly the beaches, and events in the area, such as Sunderland International Airshow and the Sunderland Illuminations.
What we like about this image: Geoff captures the solitude that the beach offers as a breakaway from the busy city.
Seafront Nature - Winner Lewis Brown
Judges will be looking for an image that captures the beauty and variety of the natural environment on Sunderland’s seafront. The category includes everything from seafront wildlife to the force of the waves to Sunderland’s famous cannonball limestone rock formations.
What we like about this image: This shot shows a more ethereal, calming nature to the sea than the forceful waves we're used to seeing in photographs of the area.
Young Persons Award - Winner Lucy Wall
This category is for photographs taken by young people aged 16 and under on the closing date of the competition (31 August 2016). Entrants can submit up to three photos that fall into any of the three main categories described above.
What we like about this image: Lucy, aged 9, captures the mouth of the river perfectly with the uncommon sight of a sailboat in the harbour. As a regular visitor to Roker Park, Lucy has titled her image 'Spottee's Ship at Roker Pier'.