Do you have an eye for the stories of our heritage, the spirit of the community, the poetry of our waterways or the beauty of nature on the magnificent River Lea? If so, why not enter our Photo Competition?

The #YourRiverLea photo competition is an annual competition run by Cody Dock to showcase the beauty of the often forgotten, second river of London. It provides an annual archive of the Lea in a period of rapid change and development.

Twelve winning entries will be chosen and will be reproduced in our 2023 Cody Dock Calendar, and will also feature in our autumn exhibition for all to see. You can see all of last years finalists here.

One of these winners will also be chosen to feature on the cover of the calendar! All winners will receive a free copy of the calendar, and the rest will be sold with proceeds going to GDP’s educational and environmental programmes.


Twelve winning entries will be chosen for our 2023 Cody Dock Calendar, and will be featured in our Autumn Exhibition.

Sacha Van Opstal: Rye House Power Station chimneys. One of 12 winning entries.

How to Enter:

Digital Photos

Please submit your photos using the Google Form below. The form will require your email address, name, and a caption for each photograph.

Alternatively, use WeTransfer to email files to [email protected]. Mark the title Cody Dock Photo Competition and include your name and picture caption in your message.

Hard Copies

Drop off hard copies at the Cody Dock Office, or mark an envelope Cody Dock Photo Competition and send it here.
Write your name, address, phone number and email address on the back of each photograph. 
Unfortunately, entries will not be able to be returned.

Deadline for entries: 13th November 2022
Number of images per applicant: maximum of 3

Terms of Submission

  • Each applicant may submit up to 3 photos each
  • Image files must a minimum of 2,500 pixels wide
  • Images must not include watermarks, borders, or signatures
  • Black and white images are eligible
  • Images can be submitted digitally or by hard copy
  • Deadline for submission is 13th November 2022

If you have any issues submitting your photos, or questions about the process, don’t hesitate to drop us an email at [email protected], or give us a call in the office on 020 7473 0429.

Terms and Conditions

All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition. The image must have been created in the past three years, maximum.

By submitting photographs to this competition, you’re granting the charity Gasworks Dock Partnership unconditional rights to exhibit and reproduce your images within its own calendar, publications, advertising materials and social media.

Unless otherwise indicated, applicants will be notified via email if they have a winning entry. The exhibition will be free and all proceeds from the calendar will be spent on GDP’s educational and environmental programmes.