Photo competition 2020

Photo competition 2020

As we all emerge from our COVID enforced cocoons we do so into a landscape that has, for a short time, enjoyed cleaner air, quieter roads and a soundscape that has reverberated, not from our footsteps, but the sound of birdsong. A dawn chorus unlike any this city has seen for generations. It has been a unique spring for us all and many of us will have found our local greenspaces to be places of refuge and calm. The Wetlands was able to remain open during the lockdown period providing local residents with an accessible greenspace during difficult times.

Redshank at Walthamstow Wetlands

Peter Salter

view at Walthamstow Wetlands

Alex Campbell

We would like to celebrate with you your images taken during this unique time and in the coming weeks as you discover a new rhythm of life connected to the Wetlands. There are three categories to enter, and three themes for inspiration. Send your entries in via social media using the hashtag #E17Wetlandphotocomp or send them to along with your name and contact details.

All photographs to be taken at Walthamstow Wetlands - except for the 'Wildlife from your windows/self-isolated snaps' theme.

Categories are:

  • Young photographer – under 16’s
  • Amateur photographer 
  • Smartphone photographer

Themes for the competition are:

  • Wildlife from your windows/self-isolated snaps
  • Wild well-being
  • Invertebrates in action


insects at Walthamstow Wetlands

Charlie Owens


cormorant at Walthamstow Wetlands

Giles Greenwood

Entries close on Monday 10th August 2020. See terms, conditions and entry details here.

Winners of each theme in each category will be displayed in a public exhibition at Walthamstow Wetlands for members of the public to enjoy. Due to the COVID crisis this display may be outside and spaced apart  to ensure that relevant Government guidelines for social distancing can be followed.