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Stunning pictures scoop top prizes in Fakenham photography competition

PUBLISHED: 13:49 19 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:49 19 August 2019

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

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

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 UnderwoodThe Wensum in winter, joint winner of Active Fakenham photo competition PICTURE: 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 BruntonA joint-second place photo of Miller's Walk shopping arcade PICTURE: Richard Brunton

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

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.

'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

"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."

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