Competition closed!

The Cody Dock 2023 Photo Competition has now closed. Winning entries will be selected for our 2024 calendar in the next few weeks and selected entries will be available to view at Cody Dock in the new year.

Your River Lea 2023: Call for Entries

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. 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 2024 Cody Dock Calendar, they will also feature in our autumn exhibition for all to see.

On Thursday 23rd March we will be unveiling the winners of last years competition in our outdoor gallery overlooking the River Lea. Please join us to admire these works in situ.

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.

Your River Lea 2022Photo Exhibition

23rd March 2023, 6pm – 8pm (Free Event)

On Thursday 23rd March we will be unveiling the winning twelve entries in our outdoor gallery, overlooking the River Lea.

Reserve a spot


Twelve winning entries will be chosen for our 2025 Cody Dock Calendar, and will be featured in our annual exhibition.

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: 20 October 2024
Number of images per applicant: maximum of 3

See here for further details.