Above: Cover model Jama Elmi with photographer Zakia Chowdhury and Julian Rouse from the RPS at the award ceremony on October 9th.
We launched the 2024 MYLONDON calendar at an informal award ceremony in the Minet Library, Brixton, on Monday 9 October.
From the top 25 photos chosen by the official jury, the public vote helped determine the 2024 calendar. There were prizes of photography books from The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) for the top three winners as chosen by the public and by the jury, as well as a book for the best portrait award.
All the top 25 winners received prizes of £50 with the 13 who made it into the calendar receiving an extra £50 each.
Prizes were funded by GPP this year - a total of £2,000 divided between 48 prizes, including the 25 finalists (£50 each), 13 in the 2024 calendar (£50 each) and other prizes inluding the best portrait award.
Stanley by Richard Riley. 1st place (People's Vote) and 3rd place (Jury).
Goose, Westminster by Milena. 3rd place (People's Vote)
Jama Elmi by Zakia Chowdhury. Alex Davies Best Portrait Award, 2nd place (People's Vote) and 1st place (Jury).
Couple with instruments, St Paul's Cathedral. 2nd place (Jury).
This year there are three calendar sizes, with the return of the large wall calendar.
Thank you to all the online buyers who ordered the calendars this year, helping us to pay for the printing. Thank you to GPP for funding the prize money for the photographers this year. Thank you to the RPS, especially David and Judy Hicks, for printing the top 25 photos and providing the prizes of books for the winners, and also to Julian Rouse from the RPS who presented the awards this year. Thanks to Patricia Simmons from the RPS for taking the photos of the winning photographers at the award ceremony and finally thank you to the Minet Library, especially to Zoey Dixon, for allowing us to hang the exhibition and hold the asward ceremony.
Wrik, one of our many volunteers - we are grateful for your help!
Photographers at the award ceremony Wayne (and his son), Saffron and Carol. All are members of the Cafe Art RPS Photography Mentoring Group that meets up on Saturdays.
The exhibition includes framed enlargements of the Top 25 winners, as shown here, and a photowall of three photos from all the project participants. You can visit the Minet Library during opening hours to see the exhibition. The Tope 25 are in the entrance hall and the photowall exhibition is in the computer area of the library.
Photographers and volunteers at the award ceremony. The project is only possible because of the support from volunteers and of course the participation of the photographers.
Richard Riley won a book and £100 cash for his photograph of his cat Stanley on his balcony in east London. It was voted third place by the jury and first place by the public.bHe is pictured here with Julian Rouse from the RPS. The RPS provided all the book prizes for the contest, and David Hicks from the RPS, who is one of the Jury, printed the entire Top 25 photos for the exhibition.