Photography Competition

Photography Competition Montage

Photographers are invited to submit their entries for our 2020 competition. Entrants can expect to see their imagery used across IWA’s website, blog pages, printed leaflets, reports and other communications materials.  Photography received in this way allows us to improve the effectiveness of what we do and ensures that as much of our income as possible is used to protect and restore our waterways rather than in the purchase or rental of imagery.  Good images really bring our communications materials to life and increase support for the waterways overall.

The four categories for the 2020 competition are:

Heritage & Restoration - from old waterways signage and rope grooves caused by horse drawn boats to the 500 miles of waterways that could be usefully restored.

Waterscape - enchanting views of navigable waterways.

Built environment - from beautiful old warehouses to wonderful new developments, creative, refreshing spaces to be.  Let’s get the picture of our urban, waterside environment.

Active Waterways - all that contributes to the vibrancy of our inland waterways - from the family enjoying a boat trip, a couple walking the towpath hand in hand, the boater mooring up for the evening, to the wildlife that lives there.


How to enter

Photos need to be a high resolution and at least 2100 pixels x 1500 pixels. To enter please send your photos by email, dropbox link or wetransfer or other preferred file sharing service to - please let us know the location, waterway along with the chosen category for your photo entries. A maximum of 20 photographs can be entered per person. The deadline for entries is 31st August 2020.


See also our photography sharing T&Cs.