Stunning pictures scoop top prizes in Fakenham photography competition

The parish church and Market Place on a sunny day, the joint first winning photo PICTURE: Richard Br

The parish church and Market Place on a sunny day, the joint first winning photo PICTURE: Richard Brunton - Credit: Richard Brunton

From a wide variety of entries, six winners have been chosen for the first photo competition held by a community group.

The Wensum in winter, joint winner of Active Fakenham photo competition PICTURE: Hollie Underwood

The Wensum in winter, joint winner of Active Fakenham photo competition PICTURE: Hollie Underwood - Credit: Hollie Underwood

Active Fakenham ran the competition throughout June, and hopes to make a calendar and postcards featuring the winning images.

A joint-second place photo of Miller's Walk shopping arcade PICTURE: Richard Brunton

A joint-second place photo of Miller's Walk shopping arcade PICTURE: Richard Brunton - Credit: Richard Brunton

Joint winners Richard Brunton and Hollie Underwood will be offered a one-on-one session with a professional photographer. Their photos will be part of a digital exhibition with other entries, displayed around the town as part of a week of events organized by the group.

The Parish Church through the trees, taking joint second place PICTURE: Paul Reynolds

The Parish Church through the trees, taking joint second place PICTURE: Paul Reynolds - Credit: Paul Reynolds

Professional photographer Roz Gordon, who helped judge the contest, said: "It's great to see the variety of images people have entered, showing many faces of Fakenham.

The kilns at the Fakenham Gas Museum, joint winner of third place PICTURE: Claire Medland

The kilns at the Fakenham Gas Museum, joint winner of third place PICTURE: Claire Medland - Credit: Claire Medland

"It's great to see that entries have captured contemporary and historic scenes of Fakenham. The beauty of photography is it makes you look beyond the obvious."

'Every Rainbow Helps' - A joint-third winner in the photo competition PICTURE: K Maskery

'Every Rainbow Helps' - A joint-third winner in the photo competition PICTURE: K Maskery - Credit: K Maskery


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