Norwich skyline
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Celebrating the fine city’s skyline

From the cathedral to the castle, Norwich’s skyline is distinctive and dynamic. To celebrate it, we recently ran the Norwich Skyline Photography Competition, calling on all amateur photographers to capture the best of the city’s skyline.

The deadline for submitting entries is now closed. Thank you to everyone that sent a photo – we received some fantastic entries.

The winners of each category, as chosen by our panel of judges, are:

Gasholders in the skyline and Overall Winner – Gasholder Station 184 – Mist by Rachel Buck

The Norwich Skyline – Norwich from Kett’s Heights by Dominic Stafford

Young Photographer – Inside and Out by Josh Young

National Grid has produced a photobook containing the winning photos, highly commended entries and all other eligible photos. This will contribute to a heritage archive that National Grid is producing for the Gas Hill gasholder site. You can view the photobook here.

Brought to you by National Grid

The Competition

The deadline for submitting entries was 7 June. Thank you to everyone that submitted a photo.

The winners of each category have been chosen by the judging panel as follows:

There will be winners of:

  1. The Norwich skyline category (any angle and taken from anywhere): Gasholder Station 184 – Mist by Rachel Buck (Overall Winner)
  2. Gasholders in the skyline category (a composition which includes, in any form, the gasholders at Gas Hill): Norwich from Kett’s Heights by Dominic Stafford
  3. Best Young Photographer category (anyone aged 17 and under): Inside and Out by Josh Young

The winners each took home £150 of gift vouchers for photographic equipment from London Camera Exchange (at Castle Mall) and overall winner Rachel Buck was awarded an additional £100, meaning she took home the top prize of £250.

If you have any queries about the Norwich Skyline Photography Competition, please email us at enter@norwichskylinephoto.com

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News & information

25.07.18

Winners of the Norwich Skyline Photography Competition Announced

Rachel Buck and her photo ‘Gasholder Station 184 – Mist’ has been named as the overall winner of the Norwich Skyline Photography Competition. The category winners were announced on Wednesday 20 June at an event held at St Matthews’ Church in Norwich.

The winners of each category are:

  • Gasholders in the skyline and Overall Winner – Gasholder Station 184 – Mist by Rachel Buck

  • The Norwich Skyline – Norwich from Kett’s Heights by Dominic Stafford

  • Young Photographer – Inside and Out by Josh Young

The winners were selected by a judging panel with unique local and heritage insight, with Harry Yates from the Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History and Paul Burall from the Norwich Society joining representatives from National Grid to decide the winners.

The winning photos were displayed in a gallery at the event, alongside a selection of the best entries. Each individual winner was awarded a £150 gift voucher for photographic equipment from London Camera Exchange at Castle Mall. As the competition’s overall winner, Rachel Buck received a top price of £250 worth of vouchers.

National Grid has produced a photobook containing the entire collection of entries, which can be viewed here. This collection will contribute to a heritage archive that National Grid is producing for the Gas Hill gasholder site.

18.06.18

Winners of the Norwich Skyline Photography Competition announced at event on 20 June

The winners of the Norwich Skyline Photography Competition will be announced at an event at St Matthews’ Church on Wednesday 20 June and will be exhibited in a gallery alongside a selection of the best entries.

As well as marking the photography competition prize-giving, the event will be an opportunity to find out more about how National Grid will be dismantling the gasholders at Gas Hill and commemorating their heritage.

Matthew Worman from National Grid, who was on the judging panel, said: “We were overwhelmed by the response from the public and received a great range of eye-catching photographs of Norwich – from the gasholders at dusk to picturesque shots of the skyline on a sunny day. It was extremely difficult selecting winners but after much deliberation we decided on three fantastic photographs.

“We’d encourage all Norwich residents to come to St Matthews’ on Wednesday to view the work of some of the city’s best amateur photographers and to find out more about how we’re dismantling the gasholders and commemorating their heritage.”

Come along to the information drop-in event and photography exhibition at St Matthew’s Church, Telegraph Lane west, Norwich, NR1 4JL from 1pm to 8pm on Wednesday 20 June.

Further details on the announcement

04.06.18

Deadline looming – enter by 7 June

Calling all Norwich admirers – snap your favourite shot of the Norwich Skyline and enter our competition by midnight on Thursday 7 June to be in with a chance of winning up to £250 worth of photographic equipment.

Whether it’s a shot from Gas Hill, Mousehold Heath or from a little-known corner of the city, we want to see your favourite views of the skyline and capture what’s special about it.

The competition is being ran to celebrate the city’s distinctive and dynamic skyline and the contribution the gasholders at Gas Hill have made before they’re dismantled.

Bethan Short from National Grid said: “Norwich truly is a fine city and we’re calling on people to get involved and help us document the city’s skyline and the gasholders before they come down. With so many beautiful viewpoints across the city it’s going to be tough choosing winners, but make sure you submit before the 7 June deadline. We can’t wait to see all your entries!”

Further information on the competition here

Heritage and history experts join National Grid to pick winners, including the £250 top prize
24.05.18

Competition judges announced

Harry Yates from the Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History and Paul Burall from the Norwich Society will join representatives from National Grid to judge the winners in the Norwich Skyline Photography Competition, it is announced today (24 May).

Reflecting the competition’s focus on celebrating and commemorating the contribution the gasholders have made to the Norwich skyline, Harry and Paul will bring their unique insights to the judging panel.

They join National Grid’s Bethan Short, land regeneration advisor and Matthew Worman, regional external affairs manager, who are delivering the planned dismantling of the gasholders at Gas Hill.

All amateur photographers are being called upon to enter their favourite view of the skyline by midnight on 7 June. The winners will be announced at an event on 20 June at St Matthews’ Church.

Further details on the judges and competition.

John Moray-Smith’s lost panorama that was recently found helped inspire the competition
15.05.18

Inspired by the Spires

Norwich’s spires and the story of the magical Moray-Smith panorama of the city were the inspiration for a photography competition that launches today (17 May 2018).

Called the ‘Norwich Skyline Photography Competition’, 
the initiative is being run by National Grid to celebrate the city’s distinctive and dynamic skyline.

Amateur photographers can submit new and original images showing their favourite views of the skyline and capturing what’s special about it for them.

There are three prizes up for grabs with £150 vouchers for the best photograph in the ‘Norwich skyline’ category and in the ‘Gasholder in the skyline’ category and for the Best Young photographer. The judges will then choose the ‘best overall’ photograph from these three and the winner will be awarded an additional £100 voucher, meaning they take home a total prize of £250 worth of photographic equipment.

Further details on the competition launch

Gasholders on Gas Hill

The gasholders on Gas Hill have served Norwich through many decades, supplying energy to homes and businesses across the city. They’re now redundant so National Grid is getting ready to take them down. Before we do that, we’re recognising the part they’ve played in the city and the skyline and this competition is a way of marking that.

With a specific category for ‘Gasholders in the skyline’, we enjoyed seeing the great photos of how you see the gasholders and your favourite image featuring gasholders within the composition.

Competition entries