Young people urged to help pick the best and worst aspects of Norwich

The Norwich Society has launched a competition for people to nominate the best and worst of the city. 

The Norwich Society has launched a competition for people to nominate the best and worst of the city. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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Be it beautiful buildings, irritating signs, glorious gardens, picturesque parks or ugly eyesores, young people are being invited to help nominate the best and worst of Norwich.

Paul Burall. Picture: Bob HobbsPaul Burall. Picture: Bob Hobbs

Civic watchdog The Norwich Society, in association with the Eastern Daily Press/Norwich Evening News, has launched the competition.

The Best and Worst of Norwich contest invites people aged 30 or below to enter nominations for the finest aspects of the city - and the most unappealing characteristics.

Entries should take the form of a photographs or other illustrations, explaining why they have been selected as the best and worst aspects of Norwich.

The competition will be judged in two sections, one for anyone in full-time education and the other for anyone else aged 30 or below.

Paul Burall, vice-chairman of the Norwich Society, said: “We want to encourage younger people to take a greater interest in shaping the future of the city, not least because this will have a lasting impact on their quality of life in the years to come.

“We are also interested in finding out what aspects of the physical environment younger people like and what they think needs improving in order to inform a study that we are currently carrying out into the future of the city centre.

“Hopefully, this competition will provoke a discussion about the future of local environment, not just among younger people, but among everyone interested in the future of the city.

“We know that many young people feel that their views and ideas tend to be ignored by decision-makers and we hope that this competition will, in some small way, help to correct this.”

There will be a prize of £50 for the best overall entry and another of £30 for the best entry in the section that does not win the overall prize.

The winners will also be invited to visit the newsroom at the Eastern Daily Press/Norwich Evening News to see how images and illustrations are used.

The best entries may also be used in the Norwich Society’s Aspects of Norwich magazine and reproduced in the Eastern Daily Press/Norwich Evening News.

Entries should be sent to the Norwich Society at The closing date for entries is Friday, September 7.

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