Your River Lea Cody Dock Photo Competition

Deadline for entries: 12th November 2021

Themes: heritage | community | waterways | wildlife


This photo competition is dedicated to all things Lea and focuses on any aspect of the Lea River’s rich tapestry, providing an annual archive that captures its history during this current period of rapid change. The 12 winning entries will be reproduced in our 2021 Cody Dock Calendar and also feature in our Autumn exhibition, from 28th November to 18th December. 


Number of images per applicant: maximum of 3

Image files must be 300 dpi. They must not include watermarks, borders, or signatures. Black and white images are eligible.

Images can be submitted either via hard copy or digital copy.

Hard copies: please send your photos to

Cody Dock Photo Competition
Cody Dock, 11c South Crescent, Canning Town
London E16 4TL

Write your name, address, day/evening phone number and email address on the back of each photograph.  Unfortunately, entries cannot be returned.

Digital copies: please upload your photos in the WeTransfer site and send them to [email protected]. Don’t forget to write a confirmation email with Cody Dock Photo Competition in the subject line and send it to the same email address.

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.

If you have any other questions, please send us an email or call 020 74 73 04 29