Calendar celebrates ‘best of Lowestoft’ with stunning images of town and beyond

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis. - Credit: Archant

The winners of a photo competition searching for the 'Best of Lowestoft' have been announced.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis. - Credit: Archant

Lowestoft Library launched a competition in the summer inviting budding photographers to send in their photos for a special calendar to be sold to raise funds for the library service.

And the winners have now been chosen and presented with their certificates by library manager Jane Rothon.

She said: 'We were really thrilled with the quality of photographs and the judges had a difficult time choosing the winners. We hope that this will become an annual competition, so would encourage people to get out in and around Lowestoft with their cameras.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis. - Credit: Archant

'We will also be looking for photographs from children up to 15 years of age for next year's Christmas cards, so will be inviting entries of seasonal snaps after this year's festivities. Look out for more information in the library.'


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The winners are: Susan Watts for January with her wintry scene at Oulton Broad, Barbara Moore for February with frosty morning, Jennifer Powles for March with Victorian houses and beach huts, Annette Stringer for April with the lighthouse, John Sayer for May with LT07 Serene Dawn returning home, Paul Toplis for June with boats in the basin, Rachel Hogg for July with under the pier, Carron Devereux for August with sunset over Oulton Broad, Holly Stranks for September with Corton Beach, Annette Stringer for October with Mutford Lock, John Pitts for November with a winter storm and Carron Devereux for December with the Lowestoft Lifeboat on Christmas Day.

The competition was open to anyone who wanted to see their photos published, and participants were invited to send in up to five pictures each.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis. - Credit: Archant

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The entries were judged by a panel including representatives from Lowestoft Vision, the library and the Lowestoft Journal.

The calendar has been produced and is now available to buy from the libraries in Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Kessingland and Beccles, priced at £5.

All the entries are also currently being exhibited, and prints are available to order.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis. - Credit: Archant

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Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis. - Credit: Archant

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis. - Credit: Archant

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis. - Credit: Archant

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis. - Credit: Archant

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis. - Credit: Archant

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis. - Credit: Archant

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis.

Boats in the basin by Paul Toplis. - Credit: Archant

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