Public votes sought for Norfolk Trails photo competition

Just Regional
Oct 13, 2014 2 mins read

From stunning starry skies and tranquil beaches to cheeky squirrels and pirate teddy bears, this summer’s Norfolk Trails’ Treasure photo competition has seen a hugely diverse range of shots submitted by those out exploring the Norfolk Trails.

The competition, launched at the beginning of the Summer Holidays, saw photographers submit up to five pictures that encapsulate what it is they treasure when out exploring the Norfolk Trails.

Whether it was a favourite view, a wildlife encounter or a historic church, there was plenty to discover on the 12 Norfolk Trails and abundance of short and circular walks that extend across the county.

With some breath-taking images captured everywhere from Paston Way on the coast to Angles Way on the edge of inland Norfolk, judges Brian Hannah, Chairman of Norfolk County Council, Nigel Pickover, Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News Editor and David Yates, Norfolk County Council’s Senior Trails Officer, had a tough job choosing their favourites to go through to the final.

But, after much debating, Matthew Dartford, from Norwich, Gary Pearson, from Dersingham, Kings Lynn, Gail Sparks, from Great Yarmouth, and Ruth Grindrod, from Wyverstone, Suffolk have been chosen as the official finalists.

The photo entries were presented to the judges anonymously, which resulted in entrants Gary and Gail each having two of their entries chosen for the final, demonstrating the high calibre of photographs taken.

Brian Hannah said: “We’ve had some fantastically creative responses to the photo competition. The chosen finalists’ images have really captured the beauty of the county on the Norfolk Trails – it should make for a great final!”

All entries have been added to the official Norfolk Trails Treasure Flickr Group for everyone to enjoy, while the four finalists will now see their images go to a public vote for a chance to win treats including £100 to spend at Cotswolds Outdoor and the winning photo made into a canvas print.

First, second and third place are set to be crowned on 14 Oct, when the Norfolk Trails will also be announcing the judges’ favourite under 13s entry.

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