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14th February - Launching today is ‘Love in London’ - 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 adverts, including billboards and bus stop signs.
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 its residents faced these challenges with inspiring displays of unity, resilience 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 Leuenberger 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. There has been an outpouring of support for the campaign already, with many London companies - including the acclaimed photographic printer Metro providing prizes; everything from camera equipment to gallery space.
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. For information, see the Love in London page and for information on the charity, visit PhotoVoice’s website.
Notes to Editors
How long is the competition open for?
The competition opens on 14th February and closes on 7th March. Winners will be announced within two weeks of the competition’s close.
Can anybody submit images?
Yes – all submissions from any level of photographer are welcomed. Further details about entry are available at https://www.clikdapp.com/loveinlondon
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.
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.
The judges include:
Kim Leuenberger – an acclaimed photographer who has worked for Leica, Hertz, Volkswagen, Netflix and many more. Her photographs have been published by the BBC, the Guardian, Lonely Planet and others.
Jackie King, a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture and lifestyle imagery. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Sydney and London. She was also the first female director of the British Institute of Professional Photographers.
Further judges to be announced over the coming weeks.
For more information, visit CLiKD’s website - https://www.clikdapp.com/loveinlondon
For updates on Twitter or Instagram use #loveinlondon or see @clikdapp
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about PhotoVoice, please contact email@example.com or 0333 011 7781.
About Clikd Limited
We know everyone’s unique. That’s why we’ve put the user in charge, and put personality at the centre of our creative dating App. Sure, looks are important, but we think it’s what you’re about and who you are which is key.
Our photo-based questions give you a quick, fun and creative way to decide what’s important to you and check out if others feel the same. We really want you to discover the person behind the photo. So you get to see a little glimpse of what they are about, before heading off to meet up with them.
CLiKD was launched in June 2017 as a full product and has been nominated for Best New Dating App in Europe at the European Dating Awards, Recommended as a Best New Dating App for Men in the Telegraph and featured on BBC Radio and the Daily Mail.
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