Hunstanton photo competition winners

Hunstanton Camera Club winner Gwen Learey MLNF14EB11111 ANL-141211-111938001
Hunstanton Camera Club winner Gwen Learey MLNF14EB11111 ANL-141211-111938001
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Smithdon High School’s Evan Andrews dominated the under-18s section in the Hunstanton and District Festival of Arts photo competition.

In an event on the theme of “A Postcard from Norfolk”, the 15-year-old student collected both first and third places on Friday evening for his images Hunstanton Cliffs at High Tide and Summer Migrant in the Marshes.

from left Evan Andrews, Stephen Andrews, Chris Ward, Lillian Hagen, 'and Wez Rumens. MLNF14EB11112 ANL-141211-112251001

from left Evan Andrews, Stephen Andrews, Chris Ward, Lillian Hagen, 'and Wez Rumens. MLNF14EB11112 ANL-141211-112251001

A-level photography student Wez Rumens, also from Smithdon, was runner-up with his image Gateway to Sandringham Kitchen Garden.

In the over-18s, Chris Ward took top honours with Geese over Sunset in the Wash; Lillian Hagen was second with Holme Beach and Evan’s father Stephen Andrews took third place with Avocet on the Norfolk Coast.

Highly commended were Grant Davis, with Old Hunstanton Beach and Gary Pearson with Thornham Harbour and his take on Old Hunstanton Beach.

Alongside the festival’s competition, the Hunstanton and District Camera Club ran a ‘Postcard from Norfolk’ contest and first was Gwen Learey with Burnham Overy Staithe. Second was Chris Holt’s Spring Tide in Thornham and David Bushell’s Oystercatcher on a nest third.

Winning images have been made into postcards now available from Hunstanton Tourist Information Centre.

Presenting the prizes, Hunstanton mayor Carol Bower said: “It is good to see people of all ages taking part in this competition. It is significant that nature dominates, and all are worthy of the title A postcard from Norfolk.”