Abbey Gardens (credit Shawn Pearce)

Bury St Edmunds and Beyond Photography Competition

Friday 3 May 2019 - Sunday 23 June 2019

Are you a keen photographer?

Then why not enter the Bury St Edmunds and Beyond photographic competition to have your work displayed at The Apex Gallery over the summer? Plus, you could win some fantastic prizes from the competition sponsors, Jessops!

The competition is open to those using both film, digital and phones – and those who have taken photographs of the area whilst here on holiday.

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.

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 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.


We are extremely grateful for the invaluable support from leading national photographic retailer Jessops and East Anglia’s largest arts and crafts store, Denny Bros Supplies Limited.  

Official media partner

Bury Free Press


Please upload your images by clicking on the buttons below.

You may enter up to five categories (from the list above), but each entry must be completed on a separate application. Only one entry per category is permitted. 


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.