Thames Lens 2020

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I am delighted with the quality of this year’s Thames Lens entries. Participants responded to the theme and really got out and explored the Thames to get their shots, and the winning photos across all categories are some of the best we have ever had.
Adrian Evans, Director, Thames Festival Trust
Overall winner: Waterman, Susan Matthews
Highly Commended: Two Worlds, Hammersmith, Laura Vroomen
Highly Commended: Lighting the Thames, Karen Sells-Brown
Port of London Authority winner: Moonlight Mudlarkers, Roger Jackson
Port of London Authority winner: Tower Bridge in Glass Orb, Jason Arthur
Under 18 winner: Thames View from Cliffe Fort, Stanley Cottrell (age: 15)
Instagram competition winner: Good Morning London!, Rahael Ross
Hannah Smiles Instagram commended: The Ship of Tolerance, Eileen Ting
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Our 2019 Winners

Overall winner: Waterman, Susan Matthews
Highly Commended: Two Worlds, Hammersmith, Laura Vroomen
Highly Commended: Lighting the Thames, Karen Sells-Brown
Port of London Authority winner: Moonlight Mudlarkers, Roger Jackson
Port of London Authority winner: Tower Bridge in Glass Orb, Jason Arthur
Under 18 winner: Thames View from Cliffe Fort, Stanley Cottrell (age: 15)
Instagram competition winner: Good Morning London!, Rahael Ross
Hannah Smiles Instagram commended: The Ship of Tolerance, Eileen Ting

Between 17 July 2019 - 31 January 2020, we received over 600 entries to Thames Lens, responding to the theme Thames Discovered. After hours of deliberating from our judging panel made up of representatives from the Thames Festival Trust, Port of London Authority and photographer Hannah Smiles, we are happy to announce that this year's winning entries.

Thames Lens is a really exciting competition, giving us opportunity to see the river through others’ eyes. And what a river we see: a working river, a river of art, of imagination and discovery. It’s truly a pleasure to join the competition judging panel and the winning images that have emerged are exceptional.
Alistair Gale, Director of Corporate Affairs, Port of London Authority

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