Sunday, 29 May 2011

2011 Norwich Beer Festival logo unveiled

Norwich & Norfolk Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) unveil the winning logo for the 34th Norwich Beer Festival. How many dragons can you find?

As is becoming customary, the entries were a very high quality and there was a large quantity of entries for the members to choose from, which led to a lengthy judging process as the merits of the varied designs were deliberated.

Ultimately, Graham James, of Norwich, was declared the winner with his design of a dragon in the form of a traditional hand pump. See how many dragons you can spot?! As usual, the runners up will be displayed during the festival in October.

Graham was extremely surprised to hear the good news, delivered by Mark Stimpson, the competition co-ordinator, because he had only just refined his doodles in time to make the deadline in February.

His design was inspired by Tony Hart’s symmetrical drawings in the television programme “Vision On”. Graham also won the logo competition in 2003 with his Toby jug design.

Martin Ward, Festival Organiser, commented, “Again the effort that the public put into their entries is amazing. It’s always a tough decision but Graham’s dragon stood out to us”.

Graham can now look forward to a winner's cheque for £100, as well as a selection of festival merchandise, as reward for his hard work.

Although planning is at an early stage, as in previous years, we aim to provide an exceptional range of quality real ales and ciders from not only Norfolk, but other outstanding breweries around the country.

This year's beer festival runs from Monday 24th to Saturday 29th October at its usual venue of St Andrew's & Blackfriars' Halls, Norwich.

For further information about the festival, please see our web page at