Winners of the Wildlife Photography Competition 2019 Announced – 10.12.19

We are pleased to announce that the winners of the Canary Wharf Wildlife Photography Competition 2019 have been chosen, with winners announced at an awards ceremony on Friday 6th December.

Now in its fifth year, the competition is open to all amateur photographers and invites residents, employees, tenants and visitors to photograph the diversity of flora and fauna on the Canary Wharf estate.

Last month, 30 shortlisted entries were displayed in an exhibition at Adams Plaza Bridge.  From these shortlisted entries, a winner from each category was selected.

The winner of the “Junior (under 12)” category was Izzy Broome with her striking close-up Thirsty. Nathan Phua snagged the “Junior (12 – 18)” prize with Abstraction of Citigroup Centre.  Dean Scott submitted I Can’t Stand the Rain which secured the “Street Photography” prize, and Derek Bezuidenhout won the “Wildlife and Water” category with his stunning Goldfinch Portrait.  Leaving the “Up Close and Personal” prize to go to Sean Batten with Pollinator and “Architecture” to Elena Chaykina for her Crossing a Bridge. 

From these category winners, the overall winner of the 2019 Wildlife Photography Competition was Derek Bezuidenhout with his exquisite Goldfinch Portrait taken in the Crossrail Place Roof Garden.

Derek said “Walking through Crossrail Place Roof Garden, I was charmed by the “beep beep” chatter of a group of Goldfinches.  Over a few days I established there are at least a dozen birds that frequent the Garden, and they may even be nesting there.”

This year’s Directors Choice Award and £250 Canary Wharf Gift Card winner is Candy Blackman with Bubbling Up.  The directors also highly commended Nigel Boulton with Feeding Time and Stef Stelea with Rainbow.

The Junior (under 12) winner received a camera to the value of £150 and the Junior (12 – 18) received a £150 Canary Wharf Gift Card. The winner of each adult category received a £250 Canary Wharf Gift card, with the overall winner receiving a further £750 Canary Wharf Gift Card

For further information and images, please contact:

Press Office
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166

Notes to Editors

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.

The Canary Wharf estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.  It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.

Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf, will provide up to 3,600 new homes, 2m sq ft of office space, 350,000 sq ft of retail space and over nine acres of public spaces, squares and parks. There will also be a GP surgery and a two-form primary school for 420 children.

Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.
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