Congratulations to Matthew Reames for his unusual image of the Cathedral Choristers in our photography competition, which has won him a £50 gift voucher to spend in the Cathedral Shop. This month’s competition offers a truly unique prize of a Canterbury Cross cast in lead and all you have to do for a chance to win it is unleash your imagination…
Thank you to everyone who took the time and trouble to email in entries to our photography competition click here to see the winning entry and the best of the rest and congratulations to Matthew Reames for his winning entry which he has called ‘Chorister Blur’. We particularly liked the way Matthew captured the choristers in this photograph, the use of movement and colour definitely caught our eye and we felt he had captured a familiar sight here at the cathedral in a very different way. Well done!
This month’s competition offers a truly unique prize – a copy of the Canterbury Cross that hangs inside the south west door of the Cathedral . The prize is made of lead which was removed from the Cathedral during renovations. The lead was then cast in a mould taken from an original carved stone cross made by Heather Newton, Head of Stone Masonry and Conservation. Measuring approximately 12cm across and weighing in at 950 grams the cross is a beautiful object d’art so would grace a shelf in any home or, if you prefer your art to work for you, would make an ideal paperweight!
As the 1,000th anniversary of the killing of St Alphege falls on the 19th April we thought we would have an Alphege inspired competition this month. All you have to do for a chance to win the exclusive Canterbury Cross is tell us, in no more than 500 words, what you think Alphege would make of Canterbury and the cathedral if he returned today. You don’t need to be an Alphege scholar to take part, just imagine yourself as a time traveller and what your impressions would be. Email your entries to email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: This competition is now CLOSED. Details of the winning entry can be found here.