PHOTO UPDATE: Aylsham man’s delight at winning Norwich Beer Festival logo contest

The winning logo to be used at the 2012 Norwich beer festival has been unveiled - and it incorporates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in its design.

Anthony Miles's topical design of a dragon on a diamond will be used to promote the 35th Norwich and Norfolk Campaign For Real Ale beer festival on its usual range of merchandise of glasses and t-shirts.

Mr Miles, 44, from Holly Walk, Aylsham, said: 'This was the first time I entered the competition so I was surprised to win. It had to be a design reflecting the Queen's Jubilee.'

The aviation engineer is a member of the festival's organising committee, but none of the judges were informed beforehand in case there was any cry of favouritism.

Festival organiser Martin Ward said: 'As usual we had many fine entries from all ages, including several newcomers who pitted their designs against our competition regulars.

'With a large number of entries, the judging process was again lengthy and difficult with many logo designs having significant merit. After due deliberation, a final short list of two designs was selected, with one particular design really standing out from the others.'

This year's beer festival runs from Monday October 29 to Saturday November 3 at its usual venue of St Andrews and Blackfriars halls, Norwich.

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? For further information about the beer festival, visit www.norwichcamra.org.uk/festival

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