Gargoyles are decorative waterspouts that help to preserve stonework by diverting the flow of rainwater away from buildings through a spout most commonly located via the mouth. Grotesques, whilst similar in appearance, differ from gargoyles in one important aspect - they do not act as waterspouts and mainly serve more decorative purposes. Both these sculptural creatures or beings appear most commonly on religious structures, but can show up on many other types of building. Entries may focus on the detail of a gargoyle or grotesque or may include some of the wider scenery within which either is located. Just make sure the gargoyle or grotesque is the main subject or focus of your image. Entries can be in black and white or colour and no composite images please.
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