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Enter Your Photos of Bury St Edmunds in our Competition!

Enter your beautiful holiday photos of the Bury St Edmunds area in our fantastic new competition!

Have you taken photos of Bury St Edmunds while you were visiting or here on holiday? Why not enter them in our photography competition?

There are 36 prizes to be won plus the chance to have your image featured in our new exhibition at The Apex Gallery.

The competition is open to people of all ages including those using film, digital and phones and both professional and amateur photographers!


The lucky overall adult winner of the competition will take home a camera worth £350 while the overall child winner will receive a photographic experience with the Jessops Academy worth £125, both courtesy of Jessops, our sponsors.

An adult winner and child winner will be selected from each of the categories, plus runners up. The adult winners will each receive a camera backpack worth £70 and the child winners will each receive a photography training session with the Jessops Academy worth £40.

All winning and commended photographs will go on display at a fantastic new exhibition, sponsored by Denny Bros Supplies Ltd, at The Apex Gallery in Bury St Edmunds from Tuesday 20 August to Sunday 15 September. Plus, the winners and runners up will be invited to a special preview and launch, sponsored by Sodexo, on the evening of Tuesday 20 August. 

THERE ARE FIVE CATEGORIES TO ENTER

Icons – celebrating iconic buildings and architecture in Bury St Edmunds and Beyond

The Abbey of St Edmund – capturing the beauty of the ruins of the Abbey of St Edmund which marks its 1,000th Anniversary in 2020.

Great Outdoors – beautiful parks, gardens and countryside in and around Bury St Edmunds

Villages – showcasing the rural beauty of villages surrounding Bury St Edmunds

Night time – exploring Bury St Edmunds and Beyond at night


During the exhibition there will also be a people’s vote to find out the public’s overall favourite adult and child entry.

Our judging panel includes local professional photographer Tom Soper; David Morrell, team leader and academy tutor for Jessops; and Paul Derrick, Head of News at the Bury Free Press, part of the Iliffe Media group and our media partners.

Enter your photographs now:

Adult entry

Child entry (Under 18). Please note, if you are under 18 you will need a parent or guardian consent to enter.

Closing date is Sunday 23 June at midnight. 

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