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Discover Uttlesford announces the winner of the 2022 photography postcard competition

Uttlesford District Council and the Discover Uttlesford team have announced the winner of the Discover Uttlesford photography postcard competition

The winning image of John Webb's Windmill at Thaxted was taken by amateur photographer Patrick Whittick of Great Dunmow. Patrick wins a Canon Ixus camera bundle, together with the kudos of having his image reproduced as postcards. The complimentary postcards are available now from shops and venues in Great Dunmow, Stansted Mountfitchet, Thaxted and Saffron Walden.

Discover Uttlesford is a marketing campaign that comprises a bespoke website and a number of marketing promotions all designed to drive footfall back into Uttlesford town centres, by showcasing independent shops, places to eat and drink, things to do and regional heritage.  

The Discover Uttlesford website has a comprehensive list of events and news for the district as well as inspiration for days out and things to do for both visitors and existing residents. In March this year, a series of showcase videos were filmed and released, featuring shops, venues, people and open spaces across the district.

The photography postcard competition attracted entries from children and adults on topics that included wildlife, historic buildings, open spaces and landscapes. A selection of short-listed entries is available to view on both the Discover Uttlesford Facebook page @DiscoverUttlesford and the website. The winning image was chosen by judges as both representative of the district and displaying artistic skill and composition.

Sarah Lewin, Business Support Officer at Uttlesford District Council, said: "This was a really inclusive competition, which generated some fantastic images of our district. Patrick's winning picture is really attractive and looks very striking printed (on recycled card) as a postcard.  I do hope that readers will help themselves to the postcards and send them far afield, to share the beauty of Uttlesford."

A list of stockists for the free postcards is on

Great Dunmow based award-winning PR and marketing agency sarahBee marketing ltd managed the marketing campaign to promote Discover Uttlesford to both potential visitors as well as the region's SMEs in retail, leisure, hospitality, food and drink. 

14 June 2022