Photography contest

Every year we run a photography contest with people affected by homelessness. The theme is My London.

We handed our 105 single-use cameras on 1 July and the participants had 5 days to take photos. The resulting exhibition is chosen by the participants – they choose five photos each.

A panel of professional photographers from The Royal Photographic Society, FujiFilm, Amateur Photographer magazine, The London Photo Festival, and members of organisations with an understanding or homelessness including Homeless Link choose the 20 main exhibition photos which are voted on by the public in the first week of August.

The calendar will be sold in Spitalfields Arts Market from 10-16 October during the annual Cafe Art at Spitalfields Arts Market, and then in the main Spitalfields E1 market every weekend from Saturday the 22nd of October.

You can order the calendar here


  1. have I still got time to enter the next competition let me know please mary

    • Hi Mary, Good to hear from you.
      Of course! We have just sent you an email with info about the photo contest in July. Look forward to seeing you again!

  2. Hi

    Can I still enter the photography contest? I hope I can

    I’m a member of Crisis and providence row, but just came across this now.

    Thank you

    • Hi!
      Thank you for your interest and of course! We would love to see you at St Paul’s (Wren Suite down at The Crypt) on 2nd July at 12 noon for the camera hand-out. In fact, we shall be visiting both Crisis and Providence Row this week to run an introductory workshop on it. We shall get Paul (of Cafe Art) to email you with the details. Thank you again and look forward to seeing you next week!

  3. Hi I would like to enter the competition this year I’m a member of SHP

    • Hi Eva,
      Thanks for your email and interest! We would be delighted to have you as a participant in this year’s photo contest. The camera handout will be at St Paul’s Cathedral (Wren Suite down in the Crypt) on Friday 1st July 2016 at 1pm. We have noted your name and look forward to seeing you there! Any other queries, please email us again on Thanks again for the interest.

  4. Which is it July 2nd or July 1st look at you 2 postings as it is a bit of a confusing.

    • It’s the 1st July, 2016. The other posting is from 2014. Let me know if you need any more information.

  5. My mum and daughter would love to enter the competition and get the camera Linda Hawkins and katie peck

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