TALENTED Sunderland photographers and filmmakers were handed prizes as they were revealed as winners last night.
Top talent from around the North East has been honoured in the Port of Tyne’s Reflect Awards, and Wearsiders were among those honoured.
The competition encourages people to capture the things that make the North East so great.
Andrew Moffat, chief executive officer of Port of Tyne, said: “The Reflect Awards continue to make us very proud to be able to run this competition and inspire people to think about what makes the North East such a great place to be.
“The fact that so many people make the effort to enter the competition is testament to the spirit of creativity we know is at the heart of what makes our region so special.
“This year there were over 4,000 fantastic entries making it a very difficult job for the judges.”
Judging the competition this year was Academy award-winning film producer David Parfitt, England and Durham cricketer Paul Collingwood MBE, presenter and creative director at Enlightened Media, Trai Anfield, photographer, musician and chef, Pete Zulu, presenter and commentator Steve Cram MBE, and best-selling author and broadcaster Terry Deary.
The winner of the Reflect Film category was John Reed, from Sunderland, with his film A Place Where Angels Are, which described the North East in 60 seconds.
Callum Robson, of Seaham, was one of the runners-up in the Reflect Life category with The Music of Durham.
Fred Wilkinson, from Durham, was also a runner-up with The Allotment.
The Reflect People award was won by Andy Martin, from Sunderland, for his photo Rebecca Young, 12” TinType. Martin was also a runner-up in the Reflect Film category with his entry, This Is Sunderland (City Lights).
Two entries from Sunderland were runners-up in the Reflect Youth Film award. They were 16-year-old Luka Douglas with Rolling North East and Emmie and Lily Thompson, both 14, with Humbledon Hill.
The Reflect Youth Photo award went to Tom Armstrong, 14, from Washington, with his photo Match Day.
Luka Douglas was a runner-up with his photo, Sam.
The finalists in each category will have their work exhibited at the BALTIC for four weeks and at other major venues across the region throughout 2015.
Visit the Reflect website at www.portoftyne.co.uk/reflect to see all of the finalists.