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#PictureBlueLondon 2022

11th July 2022

To mark London Rivers Week 2022 (11 July – 17 July) we’re launching our annual photography competition to promote the importance of the waterways at the heart of our natural and social ecosystems. 

Increasingly more people are seeing the value of London’s historic rivers, lakes, ponds, canals, and wetlands, to connect to nature, as a source of recreation or simply a moment of escapism.

As the impacts of climate change as increasingly felt and pressure on our water resources grows, CPRE London hopes to raise awareness around protecting, as well as restoring and rewilding London’s precious rivers and waterways, to ensure that we continue live in a city that is wet and wild.

#PictureBlueLondon aims to inspire Londoners who cherish the natural wonders on their doorstep and beyond.

We’re excited to see your interpretations of the following categories…

Community and conservation: rivers connect communities in many ways, bringing people together to interact with, protect, and preserve London’s waterways.
Nature and wildlife: home to flora, fauna, and creatures great and small; the natural wonder of London’s blue spaces is a sight to behold.
In motion: whether walking, cycling, swimming, or kayaking, these ever-flowing waterbodies keep Londoners on the move.


Competition entry is FREE, and entrants can enter up to three photographs. The winning entries will receive a cash prize of £100, free membership to CPRE London for a year and tickets to London Aquarium.

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)
  • Category entered: Community and conservation, Nature and wildlife and In motion.

We look forward to seeing your entries! For some inspiration get down to the London Aquarium to see the winning images from last year’s competition on display.

We’ve extended the deadline to enter to 12noon on 31st August 2022.

You can access the competition terms and conditions here and to see what other events CPRE London are hosting during London Rivers Week follow this link.

Happy snapping!