Hundreds of readers from across the Hunter have entered the Newcastle Herald's Summer Photo Competition. Here are the 12 finalists. Tomorrow, we will present the second batch of finalists, with the winners announced on Friday.
The best photo wins an Olympus PEN Mini digital camera, worth $449, plus 1000 6x4 prints which are valued at $150. Second prize is an Olympus TG-820 10-metre waterproof camera and third prize is an Olympus TG-320 3-metre waterproof camera, all from Domayne Kotara.