Canary Wharf in Focus: Amateur Photography Competition Winner Announced – 07.12.22

Jane Nicholson wins the Canary Wharf in Focus competition with Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee photo

Entrants tasked with capturing imagery that celebrated the Estate

The winners of the 2022 Canary Wharf in Focus amateur photography competition have been announced. The competition has been running since 2015, taking a pause in 2020 and 2021, and each year has seen a growing number of entries from amateur photographers. This year over 1,500 photographs of Canary Wharf were entered in the competition, the highest number of entries to date.

Winners include Jane Nicholson who was the overall winner with a photograph of Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee which was also the category winner for Up Close and Personal with Nature, and Augustine Kwon of the under 12 junior division with Spider Wharf. The awards ceremony took place on Friday 2 December at One Canada Square.

Amateur photographers were tasked with capturing images that celebrated Canary Wharf, from its green spaces and public art to its iconic architecture. 1,545 entries were submitted across a range of categories including Art & Architecture, Transport & Travel, Wildlife & Water and Up Close and Personal with Nature.

The awards’ expert panel of judges included the inaugural Canary Wharf in Focus winner Christopher Andreou who has since transitioned to working as professional freelance photographer. Other members of the panel included wildlife photographer David Cottridge, landscape & travel photographer Ben Pipe and Canary Wharf Group Film & Location Manager Lesley Johnson.

Lesley Johnson, Judge and Film & Location Manager, Canary Wharf Group, said “The standard of photography has been extremely high this year, but it was clear Jane Nicholson deserved to win. As ever it’s been brilliant to see Canary Wharf captured through the creative lenses of London’s budding photographers, with both the Elizabeth Line and our Open Water Swimming facility opening this year providing even more material to photograph.”

Other winners included:

  • Ages 12 – 17: Gianluca Savarese – Prism
  • Wildlife and Water: Dmytro Pochkun – Nature’s Faces
  • Art and Architecture: Lo Sheng- Beckton 07’
  • Transport and Travel: Thomas Burroughs – Good Vibes Only
  • Judges Special Mention: Samir Elgamal- Fadeaway
  • Directors Choice: Aimee Pandya – Purple Haze and Ankur Singh- Splash of Colour


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Notes to Editors

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