Paul clinches photography contest
PAUL Giverin from Thetford has been chosen the overall winner of this year's Breckland Photography Competition. Paul's son, Adam, who collected the award on his behalf, was presented with a Studio Khyber voucher for £75 by Claire Bowes, Breckland Council executive support member for communities.
PAUL Giverin from Thetford has been chosen the overall winner of this year's Breckland Photography Competition.
Paul's son, Adam, who collected the award on his behalf, was presented with a Studio Khyber voucher for £75 by Claire Bowes, Breckland Council executive support member for communities.
Judges decided that Paul's photo, a stunning shot featuring a field of oilseed rape and an oak tree against a dramatic skyline, depicted a unique aspect of the Breckland area and was a natural winner in the Breckland Photograph category.
Adam Skinner, from Dereham, triumphed in the Under 16s category, and Anne Tinker, from Attleborough, was the winner in the Sport or Art category.
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Many of the competition entrants had attended one of the three free photography workshops in Breckland earlier in the year. Led by Norwich Arts Centre, the workshops introduced participants to new techniques to help prepare them for the competition. Funding for the workshops was provided by Breckland Council and the Local Strategic Partnership, with support from the five area partnerships, Thetford Gallery and Attleborough Town Council.
Stephen Askew, Breckland Council executive member for communities, said: “The workshops supported people in the early stages of photography, providing the confidence and skills to enter this competition and it is evident that there is some real talent in the district. Breckland is a beautiful place to live and work and this project has encouraged people to really look at and appreciate their local area”.
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The photographs have been on display in Watton and are now on tour.
They are at Swaffham Community Centre until Friday, Dereham Library from September 29-October 3, Thetford Gallery from October 6-10 and Attleborough Town Hall from October 13-17.