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Norwich Heart, Heritage Economic & Regeneration Trust


Still time to enter Norwich's heritage photography competition

Friday, 21st October 2011

If families are looking for something fun and creative to do in half term week, then HEART's photography competition could offer the perfect solution! The deadline for the photography competition which is celebrating the city's outstanding heritage is fast approaching, with the entries due by Friday 4 November.

The theme is 'Alternative Angles: A new perspective on Norwich's heritage' and it is the fourth photography competition run by Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART) following the success of its photography competitions on the Norwich 12 buildings, medieval churches and 'My Heritage, My Norwich' in the last three years.

Winning and shortlisted entries will go on display at a public exhibition at The Forum in March 2012. There will be one winner in the under 25s category and one winner in the over 25s category, each winning a £150 Chapelfield Gift Card, kindly donated by Chapelfield Shopping Centre, plus a trophy, heritage goodie bag, tickets to the launch event of the exhibition and more.

Entries must reflect the entrant's own interpretation of heritage in Norwich. Judges will be looking at photographic content and composition; originality and creativity; the story-telling quality of the image and how it relates to 'Alternative Angles'.

The judging panel for this year's competition includes: Michael Loveday - Chief Executive of Norwich HEART, Sonya Duncan - photographer for Archant Norfolk and Simon Barber - freelance editorial photographer.

The competition is a great way to support local photographic talent. Winners from HEART's previous competitions have since exhibited on their own and been commissioned for work as a result of the exposure and profile generated by the competition.

Lindsey Roffe, Communications Manager at Norwich HEART said: 'This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate such a core part of the city's heritage and with half-term coming up, entering the competition is also a great activity for the whole family.'

The competition is open to all ages and entries may be received up to and including Friday 4 November 2011. Full details on how to enter are available from or by calling 01603 305575 to request an entry pack.

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Notes to editors

For more information please contact Lindsey Roffe, Communications Manager at Norwich HEART on 01603 599570 or email

About Norwich HEART

Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART) is a private, charitable trust set up to act as an umbrella organisation for all of the heritage on offer in Norwich and to be a best practice exemplar internationally for heritage as a social and economic regeneration vehicle. HEART receives core funding from Norwich City Council and further project funding from a variety of sources which has to date included the European Union, HM Treasury, the East of England Development Agency and Norfolk County Council.

About HEART's previous photography competitions

In 2008 HEART ran a photography competition around the Norwich 12 buildings, with Steve Denby as the winner, and this was followed in 2009 with a competition about the city's medieval churches, with Julia Cameron as the winner. In 2010, the theme of My Heritage My Norwich resulted in two winners Alan Bennett (over 25s category) and Maisie East (under 25s category).

Winning and shortlisted images from these competitions have been displayed in exhibitions in The Forum, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse and at St Gregory's Art Centre. Winning images from the Norwich 12 competition were made into a postcard collection and many winning and shortlisted images from the 2009 competition are published in HEART's book 'The Medieval Churches of the City of Norwich', both on sale across the city now.

The shortlisted and wining images from 2010 can be seen on Flickr at