Date published: 1st March 2024

North Norfolk District Council and the North Norfolk Health and Wellbeing Partnership are running a photography competition centered around age positivity.

The Age Positive Imagery Photography Competition is a public photography competition where anyone can submit an age-positive image, such as activities, pastimes, hobbies, or community events.

North Norfolk has the highest proportion of older residents in the UK, with 33.8% of residents over 65 years old.

The 2021 Census identified that 61.5% of people over 65 are in good health.

This photography competition is all about showcasing older residents enjoying an active life or making a valuable contribution to their communities.

The competition also aims to celebrate the value of older residents in the district ahead of Ageism Action Day, which has a theme of see and be seen this year. It will also encourage residents to look around and see the positive contributions made by, and value of, our older residents.

The competition is open to everyone from Friday, 1 March 2024 and closes on Monday, 18 March 2024. There is a prize for the top three entries:

  • 1st place £75
  • 2nd place £50
  • 3rd place £25

Entries will be judged by the North Norfolk Health and Wellbeing Partnership’s older people group and the winners will be announced on Wednesday 20 March. The entries will be displayed at Sheringham Library for a week from Wednesday, 20 March, in conjunction with Ageism Action Day.

To enter simply email your photograph to

Cllr Liz Withington, portfolio for Community, Leisure and Outreach said:

“It is so important that people keep active, socially connected and challenge themselves to try new things as they get older. Using positive images of older people is therefore also important to reinforce that message across our communities.

This competition will, I'm sure, reflect positively all the adventurous, interesting and challenging activities that many older people in our communities are involved with as part of their daily lives."

You can read the competition terms and conditions here.

Last updated: 4th March 2024