PHOTO GALLERY: Sheringham Carnival Sammy the Sea Serpent contest winners

A stunning selection of slithering serpents of all shapes and sizes created a scary scene at a Sheringham church during the town's carnival day on Wednesday.

Locals used wool, pottery, paper, card and painted bottles to create their entries for the carnival Sammy the Sea Serpent competition.

The serpents, which have become the carnival's mascot, were initially put on display on Station Road, but a touch of rain saw them moved to St Peter's Church.

EDP reporter and North Norfolk News deputy editor Steve Downes had the difficult task of picking the winners.

The winners were:


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ADULTS

? First - Shannock Court

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? Second - Gill Morris

? Third - Keri Lowe

? Highly commended - Eric Clarke, J Harmer.

CHILDREN

? First - Max, 8

? Second - Millie, 13, and Fern, 12

? Third - Jessamy Rose

? Highly commended - Issy and Nelly Wilson, Ladybird Nursery.

Mr Downes said: 'I was really impressed with all of the entries. There was such a range of ideas, and the creativity of the people who took part amazed me.

'Picking winners from such a great selection was very difficult indeed - particularly as art is not my strong point.'

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