Winners Announced For SCDC Photo Competition

The winners of the first ever East Suffolk Photo Competition have been announced by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils.

The five-week long competition, which ran during August and early September, invited amateur and professional photographers to submit their photos to the Councils under four categories; living in East Suffolk, working in East Suffolk, explore East Suffolk and under 16s. Entries were submitted via email or through the Councils’ joint Instagram account (@eastsuffolkcouncils) using #eastsuffolkphotocomp.

In October, the entries were judged by Cllr TJ Haworth-Culf, Cabinet Member for Customers, Communities and Leisure at Suffolk Coastal and Cllr Michael Ladd, Cabinet Member for Tourism and Economic Development at Waveney District Council.

The winners are:

  • Living in East Suffolk
    • Winner: Gav Elliott, Orfordness lighthouse
    • Runner-up: Julia Penson, Lowestoft
  • Working in East Suffolk
    • Winner: Matthew James, Aldeburgh fishing boats
    • Runner-up: Chris Arnold, harvest at Shipmeadow
  • Explore East Suffolk
    • Winner: Ben Alder, Woodbridge
    • Runner-up: Charlotte Ford, Covehithe Church
  • Under 16s
    • Winner: Jake Lain, Kessingland Beach
    • Runner-up: Jack Ibbotson, Felixstowe


Each winner will receive a shopping voucher and all the winners and runners up will receive a framed copy of their photo. The winning photos will also be displayed at the Councils’ East Suffolk House or Riverside offices.

The winning entries can be viewed at

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