Striking views of Norwich landmarks win photography competition

Martin Thirkettle won the open category of the FANN17 and iWitness24 photography competition with hi

Martin Thirkettle won the open category of the FANN17 and iWitness24 photography competition with his beautiful photograph of The Forum taken through a doorway of St Peter Mancroft Church. He is pictured with Jerene Irwin, president of Norfolk Association of Architects, and Georgina Postlethwaite, sales manager at Maids Head Hotel. Photo: Paul Dickson - Credit: Paul Dickson

Two striking views of iconic city landmarks have won the FANN17 and iWitness24 photography competition.

Martin Thirkettle won the open category of the FANN17 and iWitness24 photography competition with hi

Martin Thirkettle won the open category of the FANN17 and iWitness24 photography competition with his beautiful photograph of The Forum taken through a doorway of St Peter Mancroft Church. Photo: Martin Thirkettle - Credit: Martin Thirkettle

The competition - part of the Festival of Architecture in Norwich & Norfolk (FANN17) - saw photographers enter images of architecture with the theme memory. Twelve finalists had their work displayed in an exhibition at The Forum this month where members of the public were invited to vote for their favourite photographs.

Martin Thirkettle won the open category with his beautiful photograph of The Forum taken through the doorway of the tower of St Peter Mancroft Church.

Mr Thirkettle, who achieved an impressive 25pc of the public votes, said: 'The competition was a wonderful celebration of past and present architecture in our fine city.'

Eight-year-old Dylan Stokes won the under 16s category with his great photograph of Norwich Castle standing proud on top of the castle mound, and he said taking part in the competition had helped him to look at buildings differently.

Eight-year-old Dylan Stokes won the under 16s category of the FANN17 and iWitness24 photography comp

Eight-year-old Dylan Stokes won the under 16s category of the FANN17 and iWitness24 photography competition with his great photograph of Norwich Castle. Photo: Paul Dickson - Credit: Paul Dickson


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Mr Thirkettle won a night's dinner bed and breakfast for two at the Maids Head Hotel and Dylan won £100 of iTunes vouchers donated by Paul Dickson.

All of the finalists received a framed print of their photograph.

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Jerene Irwin, President Norfolk Association of Architects and Director of FANN17 said: 'This is the third festival at which we have run a photography competition in association with iWitness24. We had more than 100 entries and it was a very difficult job narrowing them down to the shortlist displayed as part of our Architects' Exhibition.'

FANN17 continues throughout October with films at Cinema City, a guided walk at UEA, children's half-term activities at Norwich Castle, an exhibition at Hudson Gallery and the annual Norwich Lecture at UEA on November 2.

Eight-year-old Dylan Stokes won the under 16s category of the FANN17 and iWitness24 photography comp

Eight-year-old Dylan Stokes won the under 16s category of the FANN17 and iWitness24 photography competition with his great photograph of Norwich Castle. Photo: Dylan Stokes - Credit: Dylan Stokes

For full event details, visit www.fann17.org.uk

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