Derby Road Station Photo Competition

This competition closed 6 October 2023. This article remains as part of this website’s archive.

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership is looking to improve the appearance of some security fencing that separates the station from an adjacent building at Derby Road station through a photo competition.

The competition will run from Monday 2 October through Friday 6 October. Photos must show a feature or scene from Ipswich. Anyone can enter but only one photo/entry per person is allowed. Email your photo including your name to . by 6 October.

Four winning photos will be chosen and reproduced on large 6ft x 8ft panels to be displayed at the rail station.

Note: your details will only be used to administer the competition, will not be used for any other purpose and will not be shared with any other organisation outside the Community Rail Partnership and Suffolk County Council who employ our Community Rail Officer. By entering the competition you agree that we may process your information according to GDPR – General Data Protection Regulations.

Judging the competition will be Tim Stephenson, Head of Passenger Transport at Suffolk County Council, Alan Neville, Greater Anglia’s Customer and Community Engagement Manager, Tom Hatrick, the volunteer station adopter, and the Mayor of Ipswich, Lynn Mortimer. 

East Suffolk Lines CRP Officer, Thalia Rushmore, said, “We’re really excited to launch the competition so that we can help improve the station’s appearance and literally give our local photographers a public platform on which to display their talents.”

Greater Anglia’s Customer and Community Engagement Manager, Alan Neville, said, “I can’t wait to view the entries and I’m sure the resulting display will make a huge difference to the station which will delight passengers as they pass through.

“We are grateful to the East Suffolk Lines CRP for this novel idea to help promote the station and rail travel to a wider audience.”