Over 350 entries narrowed down to eight winners in Suffolk Owl Sanctuary Competition 2017

Claire Grasby won a free photo day experience at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary for her winning entry. Photo:

Claire Grasby won a free photo day experience at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary for her winning entry. Photo: CLAIRE GRASBY - Credit: Archant

Judges at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (S.O.S.) at Stonham Barns had over 350 images submitted, from which just eight winners have been selected.

Prizes have been allocated for the popular Suffolk Owl Sanctuary Photo Competition 2017 - and now organisers are looking for their next round of winners.

The competition was judged across two categories: junior and senior, each of which had first, second and third prizes allocated.

The top prize in the senior category, awarded to Claire Grasby, was a free photo day experience at the sanctuary, worth £80.

Ms Grasby said she was “over the moon” to find out she had won, and couldn’t wait for the prize giving at the Sanctuary in April.


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She said: “In 2017 I entered Suffolk Owl Sanctuary’s Photo Competition for the second time, and I was over the moon when I found out I’d won! I have visited the Sanctuary on several occasions now, and have found it a very welcoming and friendly place to visit, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in owl’s or photography.

“I am very much looking forward to enjoying my prize of a Photo Day at the Sanctuary in April!”

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The second and third prize winners, Lynn Ledbetter and Chris Algar, received an free annual pass and family day-pass respectively.

In the junior category, Aaron Stokes won a free annual pass to S.O.S, and runner up Erin Forbes received a free family day-pass. Jemima Burden, who came in third, won free owl adoption for a year.

The competition has now opened up again for 2018, and organisers are inviting anyone who might be interested to have a go.

To find out more, go to www.owl-help.org.uk/photo-competition-winners.

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