Thames Lens Winners Announced

Westminster Pick A Boo by Mariana Otto

Thames Festival Trust in partnership with the Port of London Authority are proud to announce this year’s Thames Lens photography winners. Our annual photography competition, now in its 13th year is open to non-professional photographers and this year included an Instagram category.

Entrants were asked to submit photographs that captured the vibrancy and community spirit of the River Thames and were judged by a panel from the Thames Festival Trust, Port of London Authority and Instagrammer and blogger Jess-on-Thames. From over 270 entries received, we can now announce that this year's winners are:

Thames Lens Winners

  • Thames Lens 2017 Winner goes to Mariana Otto for Westminster Peek-a-boo.
  • Thames Lens 2017 Runner-up goes to Jamie Squibb’sBus on Waterloo Bridge on the 3rd September 2017.
  • Port of London Authority Winner is awarded to Iggy Tavares for Another Time's view across the Thames.
  • Thames Lens 2017 Highly Commended goes to Golden Thames by Colin Page.

Thames Lens Instagram Winners

  • Thames Lens 2017 Instagram Winner goes to Pulling Together by Claire Darke of the Great River Race.
  • Thames Lens 2017 Instagram Runner-up goes to Carvings on the Thames by Simon Collins.
  • Thames Lens 2017 Instagram Jess-On-Thames Winner goes to Untitled by Juan Martin Calvo.
  • Thames Lens 2017 Instagram Highly Commended goes to Thames Estuary Forts by Raewyn Harrison.

Adrian Evans, Thames Festival Trust Director said “The standard of photography overall was the highest we have ever seen – it is so exciting for us to see such creative talent focused on the River Thames.”

Thames Lens is kindly supported by the Port of London Authority. Alistair Gale, Director of Corporate Affairs said“This competition is all about giving more people reason to stop next to the river and appreciate it. We have worthy winners in every category, so this goal has been achieved. Hopefully the winning photos will inspire more people to visit the banks of the Thames and take a trip along it.”

Check out the winners below...

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