Welcome to our new free monthly photography competitions! Each month we will run a themed photography competition and the winning image will be voted for by the public.
The themes for the year are:-
April (voting March) – Reflections
May (voting April) – Black and White
June (voting May) – Water
July (voting June) – Architecture
August (voting July) – Landscape
September (voting August) – Macro
October (voting September) – Sunrise/sets
November (voting October) – Cities
December (voting November) – Weather
What does the winning photographer get? Fame and glory for a start! You will also be the Featured Photographer in our monthly newsletter (the month that follows the competition) and be included on our London Photo Gallery website where you will be given the opportunity to sell your image. Finalists will also receive recognition in our online gallery display and on all our social media channels via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our Blog etc.
20th of each month.
“Congratulations to the London Photo Festival Architecture Competition winners! There were many exceptional photographers deserving of recognition for their fine work and it was a difficult task to narrow it down to just a few. Kudos to everyone who submitted work; it takes courage and boldness to put yourself out there and I hope that you’ll all continue to do so in the future. Thank you to the London Photo Festival for a great experience. It was an honour and privilege to collaborate with you.”
Thank you for being our judge, Johnny – it was a pleasure to work with you too!
Continuing with our year of celebration (this year we will be holding our 10th London Photo Festival), we have introduced a prize fund of £500 to share between the photographers selected by our judge as Best in Show, 1st and 2nd Runners ups. The winner of the public vote, the f-Factor, will also win photography related prizes!
We believe in giving new and emerging photographers a chance they would rarely get elsewhere: the opportunity to exhibit their work in a relaxed, professional environment.
Unlike other galleries, exhibitions and festivals, we do not judge your work – as long as it is not offensive, we will display it. All you have to do is pay a small fee and you can enter here.
We are honoured to announce the judge for our current architecture photography competition. Voted as one of the top 14 of the world’s architecture photographers, Johnny Kerr is an American fine art photographer based in Arizona who has pursued art in various forms since childhood. His college studies and post-graduate vocation concentrated on graphic design but during his late twenties a desire to change careers brought him back to school to study education. Removed from the commercial sector, and creating art solely for himself once again, Johnny found a new voice in the medium of photography.
Totally Thames in partnership with the Port of London Authority are proud to announce 2016 Thames Lens Photography Winners, Totally Thames annual photography competition. Now in its 12th year, the competition is open to non‐professional photographers.
Entrants were asked to submit photographs that captured the vibrancy and distinctiveness of the River Thames and were judged by a panel from the Thames Festival Trust and Port of London Authority alongside the London Photo Festival. From over 250 entries received, we can now announce that the 2016 winners are:
Thames Lens 2016 Winner goes to Cairis Grant‐Hickey for Dare you! taken along the Thames footpath between Woolwich and the Greenwich peninsula.
Thames Lens 2016 Runner‐up goes to Peter Murrell’s The Tour Bus taken at Tower Bridge.
Port of London Authority Winner is awarded to John Clare for his Paddles Ahoy! taken at Kew Bridge at this year’s TideFest.
London Photo Festival Highly Commended goes to Bubble Fun II by Britta Baumann taken along Bankside.
Adrian Evans, Totally Thames Director said “We wanted photographers to reflect on the Thames and its many narratives and visual facets. Thames Lens is a unique opportunity for photographers to convey the vibrancy and ever‐changing character of the River Thames and this year’s 258 entries certainly do that! It was a real challenge to select the winners but we think they all offer unique perspectives on the River Thames.”
Thames Lens is kindly supported by the Port of London Authority, Alistair Gale, Director of Corporate Affairs said “We are pleased to support Totally Thames bringing people back to the river through arts and cultural activities. The submissions to this year’s Thames Lens competition show the incredible beauty and the varied uses of the Thames. From art and architectural delight to the diversity of activities on the river: paddling sports and sailing; moving building materials for a growing capital city and using it to get to work.”
The winning photography can be seen here. The winning prizes include The View from The Shard tickets, Wildlife Photography Course with Iain Green at the WWT London Wetland Centre, Abitoffthemapp Camera Bags, London Photo Festival and subscription to Amateur Photographer Magazine.