Friday, September 7, 2012
SUFFOLK’S most iconic landmarks and scenes have been captured by iwitnesses wanting to share their images of their favourite places with our readers.
Working in partnership with public services provider Amey, the East Anglian Daily Times launched a competition at the start of the summer calling on readers to send us images of their favourite places in Suffolk.
The responses were as diverse as the county – deserted beaches, historic houses and colourful stained glass windows.
In fact, the captivating collection made it difficult for our judges Natalie Hoodless, Digital Publisher for Archant Suffolk, Dr Peter Funnell, President of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, and Graeme Cunningham, Principal Commercial Manager for Amey to whittle it down to a shortlist of six finalists – including photos from entrants in the under 13 category and the over 13 age group.
Now we need your help selecting the winning photo.
The photographer from each category whose entry gains the most votes will win £300 worth of photographic equipment vouchers and framed copies of their photographs. The runners up in each category will receive £50 in vouchers.
Plus everyone who casts their vote will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Marks & Spencers voucher.
Winning photos will be included in a photo book to be submitted to local archives as a record of Suffolk in 2012 and images will be used in a charity calendar produced by Amey in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Texts cost 0.50p plus your standard network charge. All votes will be counted after the closing date of September 15, 2012 and the winners notified by after this date.
The promoters decision is final. For full terms and conditions go to www.eadt.co.uk. Usual Archant promotion rules apply. Customer services: 0207 6335020.
ENTRIES- see gallery above right
Lisa Buchanan, aged 29, from Cavendish, taken in Cavendish
This is my favourite place because it the whole field is filled with vibrant red poppies which seem to glow in the sunshine. It is a beautiful walk and when you stand in the middle of the field surrounded by poppies it really makes you feel happy about life!
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View of River Orwell and bridge
Julie Parnham, 60, River Orwell
This is my favourite place because the Orwell River and its bridge provides a mesmerising view for all ages.
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Life’s a Beach
Peter Bash aged 57, from Stistead, Essex, taken at Walberswick Beach, Suffolk
This is my favourite place because it’s sun, sea and Suffolk, peaceful, tranquil and sometimes wild but always natural.
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Boats and Beach
Harry Proctor, aged 12, from Hundon, Suffolk, taken at Aldeburgh beach.
This is my favourite place because Aldeburgh has amazing beaches and stunning scenery. It also has a very friendly atmosphere.
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Laura Campbell, aged 10, from Cambridge, taken near her grandparents in Aldeburgh
This is my favourite place because you can have quiet paddle at Slaughden in the sea while surrounded with the beautiful River Alde, the Martello tower and the Suffolk coastline.
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Demi Palmer, aged 7, from Ipswich, taken at Waldringfield
This is my favourite place because I like to walk my dog along the river and this is where me and my sister go crabbing.
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