Call to sign up for three new Sheringham Carnival competitions

A clarion call has gone out to people to enter three new competitions that have been launched this year for Sheringham Carnival.

As the carnival committee seeks to build on last year's success, it is organising a photography contest, a 'make a model Sammy Sea Serpent' competition and a knitting contest.

The photography competition, which is sponsored by Hayes and Storr solicitors, is on the theme 'celebrating Great Britain' - which is also the theme of the carnival.

Carnival secretary Paula Popham said the theme gave 'huge scope for great photographs'.

The images, which must be no larger than A3, can be taken to the carnival caravan or to Moshulu in Station Road. As many of the photographs as possible will be exhibited in St Peter's Church during carnival week.

There is also the opportunity for contestants to sell their photo, with 20pc of the sale price being donated to carnival funds. There is an entry fee of �2 per photograph.

First prize will be a two-hour one-on-one workshop with Sheringham photographer Chris Taylor, with cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd places. The closing date for the competition is August 15.

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The 'make a model Sammy Sea Serpent' contest, sponsored by Whistlestop, invites people to make a likeness of last year's carnival mascot.

The models will be exhibited on Sheringham's streets on August 1, before being judged by Steve Downes, North Norfolk News deputy editor.

Mrs Popham said: 'They can be any size from tiny to huge. You could knit one, sew one, carve one, use foam, clay, dough, baked bean tins, ping pong balls - whatever you can think of.'

Completed models and an entry form should be taken to the carnival caravan at 11am on Wednesday August 1.

The knitting competition, organised and sponsored by Creative Crafts, invites people to knit shells, rocks, fish and chips, ice creams or other British seaside treats. Call into the Station Road shop for an entry form, rules and knitting patterns. There are three age categories, it is 50p per entry, with entries to be exhibited in the shop and prizes for the winners.

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