CLiKD and PhotoVoice recently teamed up to launch the ‘Love in London’ photography competition. The winning entries have just been announced.
The aim of the ‘Love in London’ competition, which launched on Valentine’s Day, was to highlight the best of what London has to offer. It was especially relevant in the aftermath of a turbulent 2017, and was intended to promote the capital with images of love.
The winning photos will now be displayed on adverts, such as billboards, tube and bus stop signs across the capital this week.
Dozens of London companies backed the campaign by donating various prizes, including camera equipment, printing credits, cookery books and billboard advertisements. 8 Outdoor gave billboard space.
Photographers such as Jackie King, Kim Leuenberger and Paul Floyd Blake were judging the entries.
The winning entry was from Scott Hamilton. A part-time teacher originally from Edinburgh, he has been living in London since 2005.
His photo ‘Snuggles’ impressed the judges the most. When finding out he had won the competition, he said: “This competition was a really beautiful idea. I love the thought of spreading some happiness and joy across London and I’m really privileged that the judges chose my entry, especially since this photo means a lot to me personally. I think it gives a great representation of love and comfort, since the shot was taken quite naturally when we were both at home on the couch, it just felt right.
He added: “Photography is a passion of mine, so it’s really great to get this recognition, and I’m really looking forward to seeing my pictures shared with everyone across the capital. I hope that people get the same feeling of comfort and joy out of this picture that I have each time I see it.”
PhotoVoice CEO, Tom Elkins commented: “Congratulations to Scott, it is a beautiful photo and a worthy winner. This competition has been a fantastic opportunity for photographers to tell their stories about what makes London so special for them. The images submitted have been moving, beautiful, thoughtful, and have shown how rich and varied culture London has.”
Read more about the other finalists here.