You got behind the lens with our new photo competition

12th August 2020

This summer we called 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 set out 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 have been 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).  The winners can be found here. 

We encouraged 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 was an 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 was FREE and entrants were able to enter up to three photographs.

The winning entry received a cash prize of £150 and free membership to CPRE London for a year. Two runners-up received cash prizes of £50 each and free membership to CPRE London for a year.

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

Please read the full terms and conditions here