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Time to vote in photo competition


ELEVEN images that best represent Leicester's cultural and historic identity have been shortlisted in a photographic competition run by Leicester Libraries.

Members of the public are now being invited to choose their favourites by visiting the Story of Leicester webpage at and casting their vote online.

On the webpage, voters will be asked to select their two favourite photographs – one that will appear on adult library membership cards and key tags, and another that will be used on children’s library cards and key tags.

Online voting starts on Monday (4 February) and closes at midnight on Sunday (10 February).

Everyone who takes part in the vote will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win £50 of book tokens.

Assistant City Mayor for neighbourhood services Cllr Sarah Russell, said: “The idea of taking a photograph that manages to capture the story of Leicester clearly inspired our photographers.

“We were delighted by the quality of the entries and it wasn’t easy to select a shortlist from the 70 photographs we received.

“However, the 11 images we’ve chosen are all excellent, each giving a flavour of modern-day Leicester, or celebrating the city’s exceptionally rich past.”

The images on the shortlist are:

• Castle View leading to The Turret Gateway: Natalja Kudrika
• Story of Leicester inside the city’s libraries (two images): Ellie Hill, 16
• Leicester Market: Ben Taylor, 11
• John Lewis bridge architecture: Holly Taylor, 9
• Family fun at the National Space Centre: Zena Morris
• New meets old: Nick Linnett
• The new face of Leicester: Nick Linnett
• The Guildhall: Karolina Kawczynska
• Wygston’s House: Linda Holmes
• Leicester Market: Roshni Makwana

The two photographs receiving the most votes by midnight on Sunday (10 February) will be declared the winners.

All of the entries in the competition will be showcased in a dedicated gallery on Leicester Libraries’ Facebook page at

The Story of Leicester is an initiative bringing together the 2,000-year story of Leicester’s history, marking key events from its Iron Age beginnings through to its modern–day status as a bustling major city.

More information about the competition – and about all Leicester Libraries’ activities – is available at or by calling 0116 252 6762.


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