Those venturing out on the Norfolk Trails this summer are being offered the chance to win a host of goodies in a fun new photo competition, ‘Norfolk Trails’ Treasure’.
This competition urges everyone from walkers to cyclists to photograph what it is they treasure when out and about on the Norfolk Trails.
It could be that you capture a coastal sunset on Weavers’ Way, discover an old church on Paston Way or spot some wildlife while trekking on one of the trails through the Norfolk Broads…whatever the journey, the team that looks after the Norfolk Trails is urging you to capture those exciting discoveries in your best shot and share it with them on social media!
The competition runs until 30th Sept 2014 and will see 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, each pick their top two favourites to go through to the finals.
The six finalists will then 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.
Launching the competition, Brian Hannah visited the Norfolk Trails to capture his treasure and encourage others to get involved.
Brian said: “It is a great pleasure to be judging this Norfolk Trails Treasure photo competition. There is such an abundance of natural and historic treasures along the hundreds of miles of walking, cycling and bridle paths which make up the Norfolk Trails and I’d urge all ages to get out this summer and have a go at capturing their favourites.
“I’ve chosen All Saints Church at Edingthorpe. It is just one of 14 wonderful medieval churches that walkers can discover along the Paston Way. It’s an absolute gem in a lovely setting and truly representative of the fabulous places that you can visit along this trail between Cromer and North Walsham.”
With entries for those aged 13 or over accepted via the Norfolk Trails’ official Twitter, Facebook and Flickr groups, there will also be a special category for under 13s, who are invited to enter via email.
“I wish everyone the best of luck with their discoveries and look forward to seeing the different things people treasure when they’re out exploring on the Norfolk Trails,” Brian added.
Throughout the contest, the Norfolk Trails team will be sharing, retweeting and liking entries, as well as uploading them all to the official Norfolk Trails’ Treasure Flickr group. At the end of the competition they’ll also display the winning photos and a selection of other entries locally, giving plenty of chances to get your snap noticed.
Find out more about the competition and how to enter www.norfolk.gov.uk/