There has been an extraordinary response to our Thames Lens competition this year; the quality of submissions has been awesome. We have always known that being beside water has a positive effect on our well-being. The River Thames is therefore playing its part in London's revival and this factor, I think, is reflected in many of the amazing photographs we have seen
Adrian Evans, Director, Thames Festival Trust
Thames Lens 2020 Overall Winner: Misty Morning, Andy Sillett
Thames Lens 2020 Runner Up: LV 21 and Royal Terrace Pier Gravesend, Fraser Gray
Thames Lens 2020 Highly Commended: Ghosts of the Thames, Carrie Walsh
Thames Lens 2020 Highly Commended: Costa del Rotherhithe, Sarah Gannon
Thames Lens 2020 Port of London Authority Winner: New Hope, Alison MacDonald
Thames Lens 2020 Port of London Authority Winner: Happy Hound on London's Secret Beach, Luigia Minichiello
Thames Lens Under 25 Winner: Rolling Fog, Adam Grassly
Thames Lens Under 25 Runner Up: Barbecue's Over, Alex Brown
Thames Lens Under 25 Highly Commended: Tower Bridge in Fog, Sam Weedon
Thames Lens Under 25 Highly Commended: Just like the First, Bailin Wu
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Our 2020 Winners

Thames Lens 2020 Overall Winner: Misty Morning, Andy Sillett
Thames Lens 2020 Runner Up: LV 21 and Royal Terrace Pier Gravesend, Fraser Gray
Thames Lens 2020 Highly Commended: Ghosts of the Thames, Carrie Walsh
Thames Lens 2020 Highly Commended: Costa del Rotherhithe, Sarah Gannon
Thames Lens 2020 Port of London Authority Winner: New Hope, Alison MacDonald
Thames Lens 2020 Port of London Authority Winner: Happy Hound on London's Secret Beach, Luigia Minichiello
Thames Lens Under 25 Winner: Rolling Fog, Adam Grassly
Thames Lens Under 25 Runner Up: Barbecue's Over, Alex Brown
Thames Lens Under 25 Highly Commended: Tower Bridge in Fog, Sam Weedon
Thames Lens Under 25 Highly Commended: Just like the First, Bailin Wu
The banks of the Thames have provided a source of respite for many through the challenging months of pandemic lockdowns. The vistas captured by Thames Lens photographers give a sense of the river that people experienced. In what continues to be a difficult time, we chose two winners which together capture a sense of optimism, which will be essential as we start towards recovery
Alistair Gale, Director of Corporate Affairs, Port of London Authority

Between July 2020 and January 2021, we received over 350 entries to Thames Lens, responding to the theme Thames Unlocked. We were thrilled to see so many interpretations to the theme, and this year we also encouraged participants to look back at past photos they have taken if they were unable to make it to the Thames on their daily strolls. Reprasentatives from the Port of London Authority and Thames Festival Trust came together virtually to choose the winners, which was not an easy task. Winners received amazing prizes including walking tours with London Streets Photography, CameraWorld Vouchers, boat trips and lunch courtesy of the PLA and more.

Check out the full list of winners and shortlist below

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