Finalists selected for community photo challenge to celebrate Norfolk Day
PUBLISHED: 16:00 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:10 19 July 2018
Stuart Beard Photography
Top images representing community life in action have been selected as part of a photographic competition.
Some 13 finalists in the Norfolk Community Foundation photo challenge have been selected.
The competition was launched by the foundation so that charities and voluntary groups could take a snapshot of people, activities and places within their communities.
It was also done in support of Norfolk Day.
Following an “unprecedented response”, 40 photographs were chosen by a panel to be put to a public vote on Facebook.
The People’s Choice Winner has now been identified but groups will have to wait until Norfolk Day, Friday, July 27, to find out if they are the winners of £500.
The remaining 12 photos with the most votes on Facebook have been shortlisted.
A panel of judges will choosing the remaining two winners who will win £300 and £200 respectively.
The top 13 pictures were:
■A Little Discoverers session for parents of pre-school aged children with motor learning development delays or difficulties.
■An activity day at 1st Attleborough Beavers where the youngsters helped in a town litter pick.
■A young carers group, called Speada, having fun.
■Animals from Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing benefitting Norfolk residents.
■A two-hour character improvisation workshop for young people at OPEN in Norwich by Echo Youth Theatre.
■A young person expressing himself at a Musical Keys music session for people living with disabilities and additional needs.
■A Hoppers session for toddlers and their families at the Hub Community Project.
■Mind the Gap - A group for adults with mental and physical disabilities.
■Royal Wedding breakfast celebrations at the Coronation Hall for Aslacton and Great Moulton.
■Sunbeams Play Celebrating Autism group in action.
■A sing, rhyme and move event held in a care home where children visited older residents, organised by Friend in Deed.
■Creative Arts East working with older people in Norfolk with culture and creativity to improve wellbeing.
■The West Norfolk branch of the National Autistic Society celebrating its 10th anniversary.
■Are you organising a Norfolk Day event? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet @norfolk or message the Norfolk Day Facebook page.
Norfolk Day shop
An online shop has been launched selling Norfolk Day marketing material which event organisers can display on the day.
The shop is selling a four-pack of flags, four-pack of A3 posters and 20 balloons at £4, while 5m of bunting is £8.
Celebration packs containing all of the above are available for £18.
Norfolk Day takes place on Friday, July 27, and is intended as a day of fun in which individuals, community groups and businesses are encouraged to get involved by hosting or participating in events.
The initiative was launched by the EDP and Norwich Evening News in partnership with BBC Radio Norfolk and has the backing of business and community organisations who are planning events for the day.
Details of events will be revealed in the newspaper, online and via social media.
To order Norfolk Day materials visit www.norfolkday.co.uk shop to buy celebratory items.