The festival is a gathering of people who come together to enjoy the traditional culture of Northumberland and the wider NE region, though it becomes a bit like a village show with so many competition categories that almost everyone is a winner.

As a subject of much recent interest with the suffrage anniversary last year, I entered a photo of Emily and she was runner up :

Another statue relating to Northumbrian history, my miner sculpture image from the Woodhorn memorial got the trophy for the enhanced photo print section: