Charity calendar aims to show east London’s waterways at their best

An environmental charity that works to improve London’s waterways is creating a calendar to show east London’s rivers and canals at their best and needs the area’s photographers to help.

Thames21 are appealing for snappers of all abilities to contribute their shots of the area’s waterways from the banks of the River Thames to the old docks in the Isle of Dogs.

The best 15 entries will feature in their 2012 calendar which will be used to promote their charitable work.

It is be the second time Thames21 has run the competition having received around 100 submissions for this year’s calendar. The winning shot for 2011 was a view of Tower Bridge and organiser Ben Fenton, the charity’s special projects co-ordinator, said shots of east London’s river wildlife had also proved popular, including shots of swans fighting.

The Hertford Union Canal, the Limehouse Cut and the Lea Navigation Canal all proved fertile ground for budding photographers.

The top pics will feature in a special exhibition at the Miller’s House Cafe in Three Mills Lane, Bromley-by-Bow in the summer.

The overall winning entrant will also receive a �100 Amazon voucher.

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Mr Fenton said: “I’m looking for a picture that shows how beautiful east London’s waterways are and attracts people to the area.”

The competition is funded by Ecominds and the Bywaters recycling company.

Submit your hi-res jpeg image by July 30 to

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