The winners of a competition run by the Norfolk branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE Norfolk) have been announced.
It was created to help raise awareness, understanding and appreciation of the Norfolk countryside and is named after one of the founding members of CPRE Norfolk.
The theme for this year’s competition was “Norfolk: A Changing Landscape” Category winners were given photographic vouchers worth £350 whilst the runners-up in each age group were each given vouchers worth £150.
Runner-up in the Senior Category was Josh Simmons of Gresham’s School. The judges thought it was a lovely image of an iconic Norfolk scene.
In the Junior Category (Yrs 7 to 9), the winning entry was by William Walton of Norwich School, whose picture ‘Old and New’, taken at Caister on Sea. The judges thought “It is well-composed image and full of textures and angles with good interface between land & sea."
Winner of the Senior Category (Yrs 10 to 13) was George Alexander of North Walsham High School with a photo ‘Wet Feet’ “This particularly striking image prompts an emotional response from the viewer - it looks as if it has emerged from the sea.” said the judges.
Runner up in the Junior Category was Hakan Tokbay of Dereham Neatherd High School. His image ‘Life on a Cliff Edge’, showing the devastating effects of coastal erosion, was praised by the judges who said “This is a dramatic image from an unusual perspective."