Entries are now open for our annual photo competition celebrating inspirational local charities and community groups.


The last year has been an incredibly difficult and challenging time for many people – and we know that our brilliant charities and local community groups stepped up to meet an unprecedented level of support. This Norfolk Day, we want to continue to celebrate the amazing people, activities and places that are at the heart of our community with our annual photo competition.

The winning entry will receive a £500 cash prize, with a second prize of £300 and a third prize of £200 available.

How to enter

If you are a local charity or group we would love to receive image(s) illustrating snapshots of your inspirational work.

The competition requirements include:

  • Photos must contain people
  • Photos must be taken in Norfolk
  • Entrants must live in Norfolk
  • Photos must be in good quality digital format (300 dpi or greater).

You can email your entries to us at shinebrighter@norfolkfoundation.com together with your completed entry form, which can be downloaded here.

Please see the competition terms and conditions at the bottom of the page for further information.

Following shortlisting and then decision by an expert panel, the winning images will be announced to celebrate Norfolk Day on Tuesday 27th July 2021. Three winners will receive a cash prize of up to £500 to support the work of their community group and we aim to feature as many examples as possible of work given throughout the next year.

Deadline for submission is Friday 16th July 2021.

Best of luck!

A reminder of 2020’s winning entries

First place: The Hamlet

Second place: The Bridge for Heroes

Third place: Mancroft Advice Project

Photo competition terms and conditions

Competition information
Image(s) (high resolution – 300dpi or greater), together with the relevant entry form, must be submitted digitally via email to shinebrighter@norfolkfoundation.com. We regret that we are unable to accept postal entries.

The closing date is Friday 16th July 2021 at 5pm. Entries received after this time will not be accepted.

Norfolk Community Foundation will then put together a list of shortlisted images, which will be put to a vote by an expert panel with the winners announced on Norfolk Day (Tuesday 17th July 2021).

The winners will be notified directly and featured on Norfolk Community Foundation’s website and social media sites.

The winning entry will receive a £500 cash prize, with a second prize of £300 and a third place of £200 to support the work of their organisations.

Competition rules
To enter this competition you must be the author of the image(s) and own the copyright. Norfolk Community Foundation accepts no liability if an image is unlawfully reproduced.

Photos must contain people, be taken in Norfolk and entrants must live in Norfolk.

Entrants must ensure that everyone featured in the photograph has given their consent to be included and used for the purpose of the competition. By submitting your photograph you are confirming you have the required permission.

Entrants will retain the copyright of their image(s) but in entering the competition they agree to allow Norfolk Community Foundation to reproduce, enlarge, publish, exhibit (print and digital) their image(s) in any future promotional or charity literature. Images submitted may also be featured in the local press.

The winners will be notified directly and will be featured on Norfolk Community Foundation’s website and social media sites.

Payments can only be made to a charity or community group bank account.

Norfolk Community Foundation’s decision on the winning entry is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the judging and competition organisation.

By entering the competition you agree to Norfolk Community Foundation using your details to process your entry. Your details will not be used for marketing purposes.