-Our 2017 Charity Calendar!

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Kirsty McNaught (TRT) , Tobias Zimmermann (Egger)

Our Communications Officer, Kirsty McNaught launches the competition with Tobias Zimmermann, Plant Director at EGGER who is sponsoring the calendar


We’re launching a charity calendar and asking for anyone who enjoys the river Tyne to submit their best photos of the Tyne catchment to help us fill it.

The theme is Tyne River Life so images can cover anything from people enjoying the river to wildlife to scenic shots, as long as it’s taken within the Tyne river catchment which stretches from Redesdale to Tynemouth to Haltwhistle. Click here for a catchment map.

A judging panel will pick the best 13 photos and the winners will receive a free copy of the glossy calendar displaying their winning photo.

Susan Mackirdy, Director of Tyne Rivers Trust says: “Our river really is picturesque. From the iconic bridges at Newcastle’s quayside to the wild stretches in Northumberland’s award winning national park, it’s used by so many people for lots of different activities from watersports to dog walking to fishing and tourism and this is what we want the calendar to celebrate.”

The closing date for entries is Thursday 21 July 2016 and the calendar will be available to buy from August.

The calendar’s production costs have kindly been covered by EGGER, the chipboard factory which sits alongside the River Tyne at Hexham.

Tobias Zimmermann, Plant Director Technical/Production at EGGER says: “We are delighted to support the good work that Tyne Rivers Trust undertakes. Their sustainability approach, is a good match to our sustainable and environmental commitment at EGGER. I look forward to seeing the finished calendar and I am sure it will raise plenty of funds to enable Tyne Rivers Trust to continue their good work.”

How to enter

To enter, email up to two photos, 300 dpi and 3mb in size to: info@tyneriverstrust.org. Photos should be labelled with your full name and where they were taken.

Tyne Rivers Trust will also be looking for retail outlets to stock the calendar. Anyone interested should get in touch on 01434 636900.