Photo Competition: ‘Love in London’ – PhotoVoice x CLiKD
We are excited to once again be collaborating with PhotoVoice on their latest charity photography competition which seeks to unite the capital.
Launched on Valentines Day – ‘Love in London’ – is an iconic photography competition celebrating unity and hope in the aftermath of a turbulent year. The aim is to inspire London with a wave of positivity and love, with the winning photos being displayed across the capital on digital displays.
For many, 2017 was a difficult year, with tragic events, political upheaval, and scandals shaking institutions worldwide. London has had its fair share of dramatic events to contend with, but it’s residents faced these challenges with inspiring displays of unity, community cohesion, and solidarity.
So to celebrate the best that London has to offer in 2018 – Clikd; an award winning dating app aimed at the creative community, has launched a new photography competition inviting people to submit photographs which showcase what Love means to them in the capital. The aim is to unite differences and inspire the city, as well as raising funds for award winning charity PhotoVoice, whose mission is to support social change and give people a voice through photography.
Acclaimed photographers Kim Leunberger and Jackie King will judge across the 6 categories which include Love in the Community and Love What you do, with other judges to be announced. The winning photo series will feature on digital signs across London tube stations and bus stops – an opportunity to display optimism and positivity for millions to see on their daily commute.
Metro Imaging are delighted to be offering support via a portfolio print prizes and more!
The competition is inviting submissions in 6 categories:
Love London – images celebrating the best of London
Love your community – images celebrating the ways communities come together
Love your friends – images celebrating your friends and peers
Love yourself – images showing your own relationship to London and yourself – or even a selfie
Love your partner – images celebrating romance and connections
Love what you do – images celebrating jobs, hobbies, activities
A winner and two runners up in each category will be given the chance to have their images enjoyed by people all over London, with their work also displayed at an exhibition held at the summit of the competition.
PhotoVoice CEO Tom Elkins said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be involved with the Love in London competition. PhotoVoice’s charitable work helps people use photography to tell their side of the story, and we’ve always been inspired by the images that people have created in our projects. Now, we are excited to see what people choose to submit to this competition which will celebrate what makes London such a wonderful city to live, visit, and work in.”
As well as inviting images from anybody who has a story to tell about London, the competition will also showcase the work of celebrated photographers who will be sharing their perspectives of Love in London. Photographers include Laura Pannack and Peter Dench, with further contributions to be announced.
Entry for the competition is free, but a £2 donation per image entered is strongly encouraged to support PhotoVoice’s projects worldwide. All donations will be given directly to PhotoVoice.
Submissions for the competition open on February 14th and closes on March 7th.
Be part of our ‘Love in London’ campaign and cheer up our city, with love!
SOME USEFUL INFO:
Can anybody submit images?
Yes – all submissions from any level of photographer are welcomed.
Who are PhotoVoice?
PhotoVoice is a London based registered Charity organisation that promotes the ethical use of photography for positive social change, through the delivery of innovative participatory projects. The charity helps to build the skills and capacity of underrepresented or at risk communities worldwide; creating new tools of self advocacy and communication. To learn more, please visit their website.
Who are CLiKD?
CLiKD is a New London-based dating app which was launched in 2017. CLiKD believes in putting personality and creativity at the heart of the process and encourages creative and smart dating, rather than shallow and superficial judgements. It believes in creativity, positivity and helping the community around it, which is why it was awarded “Innovation in the Dating Industry” at the 2017 Dating Awards.
The Love in London Competition
Entry is free, but a £2 donation per image entered is strongly encouraged to support PhotoVoice’s projects worldwide. All donations will be given directly to PhotoVoice.