Photo competition to celebrate the best of community life for Norfolk Day

PUBLISHED: 15:16 07 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:04 15 May 2018

Norfolk Day is on Friday 27th July. Pictured are the cliffs at Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk Day is on Friday 27th July. Pictured are the cliffs at Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

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Entries are open for a new photo competition celebrating community life.

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Norfolk Community Foundation, which works with charities and voluntary groups, has launched its photo challenge.

And the foundation hopes to announce the three winners of the photo competition on Norfolk Day - Friday July 27.

The aim of the challenge is to encourage charities and voluntary groups to take a snapshot of the people, activities and places at the heart of different communities.

Norfolk Day, which takes place for the first time this summer, is a chance for communities, groups, individuals and businesses to celebrate the inaugural event in whatever way they want to.

David Powles, editor of the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News - which are main backers of Norfolk Day, said: “Norfolk is such a beautiful place. It has so many amazing people, communities and groups which make it a great county to live in.

“This competition is the perfect opportunity to celebrate community life at its best and I’m excited the winners will be announced on Norfolk Day.”

Another backer of Norfolk Day is BBC Radio Norfolk.

It is sponsored by Woodforde’s Brewery and Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust has become an official charity partner.

People have until May 31 to get their entries in to the Norfolk Community Foundation, all of which will go to a public vote in June.

The 12 photos with the most votes will be shortlisted and the photo with most votes will be named People’s Choice Winner.

The winning photographer will win a £500 grant.

Judges will choose the remaining two winners, who will win cash prizes of £300 and £200 respectively to support the work of their organisation.

The foundation is keen to get pictures of people and community groups.

Entry requirements are:

■Photos must include people;

■Entrants must live in Norfolk;

■Photos must be taken in Norfolk;

■Good quality digital pictures (300dpi or greater) – a higher resolution means more detail.

All entries can be emailed to


■Are you arranging a Norfolk Day event? Email details, including times, locations and contact details, to, tweet @norfolk or message the Norfolk Day Facebook page.

Norfolk Day shop

An online shop has been launched selling Norfolk Day marketing material which event organisers can display on the day.

The shop is selling a four-pack of flags, four-pack of A3 posters and 20 balloons at £4, while 5m of bunting is £7.50.

Celebration packs containing all of the above are available for £15.

Norfolk Day takes place on Friday, July 27 and is intended as a day of fun in which individuals, community groups and businesses are encouraged to get involved by hosting or participating in events.

The initiative was launched

by the EDP and Norwich

Evening News in partnership with BBC Radio Norfolk and has the backing of business and community organisations who are planning events for the day.

Details of events will be revealed in the newspaper, online and via social media.

To order Norfolk Day materials, visit the Norfolk Day Shop to buy celebratory-items.

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