CLiKD x PhotoVoice - Love In London | CLiKD Creative Dating App
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2017 was a tough year.

Terrorist attacks, the horrific Grenfell disaster and the distressing allegations from Hollywood…

But Londoners will not ever submit to hatred, terror, sexual harassment and bigotry.

In times like these, we must promote unity by displaying positivity, showcasing love and celebrating diversity.

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They say that love conquers all. Love unifies differences. Love comforts anger. Love makes us feel safe.

Which is why, on Valentine’s Day 2018, CLiKD is launching the Love in London photography competition to highlight it all, and to support photography charity PhotoVoice, who work all over the world using photography to deliver positive social change.

We will be asking Londoners to submit their best photos depicting love in the capital.

Be part of our ‘Love in London’ campaign and cheer up our city, with love!
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What is ‘Love in London’? 

The ‘Love in London’ photo competition is a unique charity event celebrating love, diversity and unity in London, as well as raising funds and awareness for the PhotoVoice charity.

The ‘Love in London’ event will be launched on the 14th February and will run through until the 7th of March 2018, with the winners being announced shortly after. Categories are listed below.

*Entries are free, however a suggested donation of £2 per image to help support the work of PhotoVoice is strongly encouraged.

Prizes:

The winning photo series will be featured on digital signs across London
 stations and bus stops throughout the capital for a week, where it will be seen by millions. In this way, we hope to send a wave of love and positivity across the capital, and celebrate the submissions we have received.

The winning photo series, and stories, will also be exhibited in a gallery and online with the winners receiving prizes including camera equipment, gallery space and much more.

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PhotoVoice is a London based registered charity organization that promotes the ethical use of photography for positive social change, through the delivery of innovative participatory projects. To learn more about the work PhotoVoice do and the various initiatives they support, please visit their website.

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CLiKD is an innovative dating app experience that focuses on celebrating individuality and encouraging creativity. Our collaboration with PhotoVoice on the ‘Love in London’ event represents an ideal opportunity to display our brand’s core values.

‘Love in London’… by Category

There are 6 separate categories with prizes, all celebrating love and diversity in its many forms. The categories are:

Love London – images celebrating the best of London

Love your community – images celebrating the ways communities come together

Love your friends – images celebrating your friends and peers

Love yourself – images showing your own relationship to London and yourself –  or even a selfie

Love your partner – images celebrating romance and connections

Love what you do – images celebrating jobs, hobbies, activities

Acclaimed photographers Kim Leuenberger and Jackie King will judge across the 6 categories, with other judges to be announced. The winning photo series will feature on digital signs across London tube stations and bus stops – an opportunity to display optimism and positivity for millions to see on their daily commute.

Supporters

There has been an outpouring of support for the campaign already, with many London companies —  including the acclaimed photographic printer Metro Imaging providing prizes; everything from camera equipment to gallery space. As well as J C Decaux and 8 Outdoor who having both supplied the advertising space which has made this promotion possible.

Special thanks to our lead sponsors Metro Imaging and 8 Outdoor.

Additional thanks to our great prize donors:

  • The Vaults London
  • Yotam Ottolenghi
  • Strawberry Tours
  • Linda Wisdom Photography
  • Fontaine’s Bar
  • The Ghost Bus Tours
  • Top Secret Comedy Club
  • Hey Saturday
  • ÏTTAG Luxury Scarfs

and key supporters LetsDayOut and JaguarShoes Collective

A full list of sponsors will be provided when the prize list is finalised, but if you would like to contribute a prize or support the campaign please do contact us and help share the love with London.

Supporting PhotoVoice and their great work

PhotoVoice has achieved some great things since it was created. They have tackled issues such as political rights, HIV, disability, sexual exploitation, climate change and many more, all leading to positive changes for the people involved.

So if you want to help them to achieve even more then please take the opportunity to go their website and sign up for their newsletter, or by making a quick and simple donation here, every little counts so please take the time.

Be a Part of #LoveinLondon

Do you want to help us spread some Love in London? well so do we. And you can help in so many ways.  Contributing prizes, entering the competition, or simply by sharing and promoting the competition be it in your work, to your friends or your classroom or University. But more than anything, the simplest way you can help get involved is by taking your phone or camera out and sharing a photo of yours on #LoveinLondon on Twitter or Instagram. 

To submit your entry please use the form below.

Love in London Submission Form

  • File size limit currently 5MB.
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, psd, jpeg.
  • This can be your name, Instagram handle, website address or however you would like to be publicly credited.

For Press and Media inquires click below to download the ‘Love in London’ Media Pack or contact Michael Blakeley 07852115490 for more information .