Winners of Norwich architecture photo competition announced

Overall competition winner Nathan Holmes took this photo of the UEA ziggurats.

Overall competition winner Nathan Holmes took this photo of the UEA ziggurats. - Credit: Archant

It is all around us and can be taken for granted.

FANN15 photography competition. Winner Kyran Demetri, 8, with Paul Dickson.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

FANN15 photography competition. Winner Kyran Demetri, 8, with Paul Dickson.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

But the architecture of Norwich was star of the show in a photography competition that encouraged people to see their city differently.

The FANN15 photography competition, part of the Festival of Architecture Norwich and Norfolk, invited amateur photographers to capture and submit images of their favourite modern buildings and street-scapes.

More than 80 people entered, with judges whittling this down to a shortlist of 11 finalists that went to a public vote following an exhibition in The Forum.

And after more than 150 people casted a vote, winners have been announced.

Robin Wright took this photo of The Forum to clinch third place.

Robin Wright took this photo of The Forum to clinch third place. - Credit: Archant


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First place went to Nathan Holmes for his view of the UEA ziggurats; second place went to Alexander Parnel who captured an image of Norwich Cathedral from Jarrold Bridge; third place was Robin Wright who captured The Forum at night.

Kyran Demetri, aged eight, of Norwich, won the under 16 category with his image of City College Norwich.

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The Langley School student, who was delighted to win, said: 'I thought it would make a nice photo as it has a lot of glass.

'It's near the house where we walk the dog.'

He added that he would like to work as a photographer when he is older.

His mum Andrea Demetri, 35, had suggested he enter the competition as a summer holiday activity after she saw it advertised on twitter.

Jerene Irwin, competition organiser, said: 'I've been very impressed with the number of entries and the variety.

'The point of the festival is to engage people with architecture and their local environment.

'It makes you notice things you wouldn't normally notice.'

The main competition prize was provided by the Maids Head Hotel.

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