Get behind the lens with our new photo competition

12th August 2020

We’re calling on all those with a keen eye for capturing London’s diverse natural cityscape, to take part in our new photography competition #PictureGreenLondon.

The events of 2020 have highlighted just how precious London’s green spaces are for everyone. Whether for their beauty, tranquillity, or just a place to escape, London’s natural habitats are key to ensuring our mental and physical wellbeing, and we have come to appreciate them, now more than ever.

CPRE London wants to capture this heightened sense of awareness and connection to our surroundings, by encouraging people to submit photographs that showcase the interaction of London’s green spaces with the urban setting and diverse resident neighbourhoods.

We’re excited to announce that the images will be judged by an impressive line-up of key figures in London’s photography and environmental community including Professor Kate Jones (Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity, UCL) Derek Man (Royal Photographic Society Exhibitor), and Shirley Rodrigues (Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Greater London Authority).

We encourage entrants to submit their personal interpretation of what London’s countryside means to them, including – woods, trees, parks, plants, flowers, rivers, and wildlife – all set against the urban backdrop of this wonderful city. The images will be judged in accordance to this theme and the submitted photographs can be present or past favourites, from any season, over the past three years.

This is your opportunity to bring passion, creativity and expression to the fore to celebrate London’s unique, natural beauty as one of the world’s greenest cities and to secure its post-pandemic protection and enhancement for years to come.


Competition entry is FREE and entrants can enter up to three photographs.

The winning entry will receive a cash prize of £150 and free membership to CPRE London for a year. There will be two runner-up cash prizes of £50 each and free membership to CPRE London for a year.

The competition will close on Friday 18th September at 12:00hrs.


Entrants must email photographs as attachments to and include the following information:

  • Photographer’s name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Location of photo
  • Date photo taken
  • Name of photograph or caption (no more than 20 words)

Please read the full terms and conditions here