The English landscape is full of spires and towers pointing to the heavens. A unique mixture of landscape and building—the horizontal and the vertical—conditions that change in different weather and varying lights and atmospheres. Spires in all their variety, set in all sorts of social contexts, are worth celebrating in a competition.

St John’s church in Bury St Edmunds is sponsoring this event. It has a huge spire built in 1841 and we would like it become better known in Suffolk and far beyond. For an entry fee of £10 you can submit up to five prints in black and white or in colour. The closing date is 5 September 2019, so you have an opportunity to find your spire, tower or other strikingly vertical architectural subject, and photograph it in any way you choose. Three professional photographers will award at least £2000 in prize money or equipment and the best photographs will be exhibited at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds and other venues in East Anglia.

Details of the Terms and Conditions of the competition can be viewed here.