This is a great competition. It can be something you tackle soon, as the long hot summer runs through, or you can pause and come to the Thames banks in cooler times, when autumnal colours abound. Whenever you choose to come, show us the Thames through your eyes, through your lens. And make it the river that captures, that dazzles, that holds your gaze.
Alistair Gale Director of Corporate Affairs, Strategy & Thames Vision

Thames Lens 2022 Categories

Thames Lens: Nature 
The River Thames is home to hundreds of species of fish and having been considered biologically dead is now seeing a resurgence of animal and plant activity. Seals, birds, and more love to call the Thames their home, so head East and West to photograph these inhabitants.

Thames Lens: Landscape
The stunning landscapes of the River are a sight to behold – with completely different dramatic views offered as the Thames curves and winds its way from West to East. Capture wide shots of the River that runs through London and the outskirts and show off just how incredible the views can be.

Thames Lens: Architecture
The Thames is lined by and covered with iconic architectural buildings including Brutalist Royal Festival Hall, Tower Bridge’s Gothic Revival and Isambard Brunel’s Tunnel Shaft. This incredible range is something that makes the Thames such a joy to photograph. Enter this category and focus on the interaction between these buildings and bridges have with the River Thames. 

Thames Lens: People & the River
One of the factors that makes the Thames so vibrant is how people interact with it on different levels. From calling it home, to using it for water sports, and even working on it – people bring the river to life: the perfect subject for a photo.

Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully before entering

We are thrilled that our annual Thames Lens competition attracts hundreds of submissions, and we are always surprised and delighted by the extraordinary diverse ways in which photographers respond to this great river of ours as it flows through our capital city. Long may the Thames be a source of inspiration and joy for us all!”
Adrian Evans, Director, Thames Festival Trust

Submit your Entries

The deadline for entries is Monday 9 Jan 2023 at midday.

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Please provide a title. We will also need you to provide a short description to explain your photo, the inspiration, and how it responds to the theme. 

Please submit your photos in JPG, PNG or TIFF format and use the following name format: Full Name | Photo Title

Please use the below links to upload your photos

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