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Judging begins on Bury St Edmunds and Beyond Photography Competition

Images capturing the beauty of Bury St Edmunds and further afield are set to be judged today as part of a competition that will see them used in an exhibition in The Apex.

The Bury St Edmunds and Beyond Photography Competition has seen 370 images submitted for the challenge, with categories including iconic buildings in the town, the great outdoors in around Bury and capturing the beauty of the Abbey, which marks its 1,000th anniversary in 2020.

Sue Warren, brand and marketing manager for Bury St Edmunds and Beyond, said: “We had a fantastic response to the competition from both local residents and visitors to the town and I know the judges are going to have a difficult task ahead of them selecting the winners and runners up from the hundreds of fantastic images entered.”

The judging panel for the competition will include photographer Tom Soper, managing director of Denny Bros Supplies Ltd Joy Denny and The Apex marketing and sales manager Ian Clarke.

The winning photographs will be displayed in the gallery of The Apex
The winning photographs will be displayed in the gallery of The Apex

All winning and commended photographs will go on display in The Apex Gallery over the summer, with the public voting in the gallery on their favourite adult and child entry.

The overall adult winner will take home a camera worth £350 while the child winner will receive a photography experience worth £125, both courtesy of sponsors Jessops.

West Suffolk Councillor Joanna Rayner, portfolio holder for Leisure, Culture and Community Hubs, said: “Whether it is the abbey, the postcard imagery of our parks and open spaces, our mix of iconic historic and modern architecture, the charm and character of our villages or dazzling images of these places at night, there is so much beauty to catch the eye across West Suffolk.

“I can’t wait to see the chosen images on display at the exhibition.”

The Bury St Edmunds and Beyond Photography Exhibition at The Apex Gallery will be open from Tuesday, August 20, to Sunday, September 15, from 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

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