Love in London 2020 Winner: Jamie Thistlethwaite | Proposal at London Pride 2019
Launched in Feb 2018, 'Love in London' was a unique photography competition that asked for images celebrating love and unity in London, whilst raising funds for charity.
The campaign ignited the public conscious and was featured in 17 publications across 15 countries including the BBC and winning photos were displayed on 8 billboards, along with dozens of digital displays across the capital.
Following the outpouring of support for the original campaign, Love in London returned to find the best images to promote love and unity to a public rocked by continued political and social divides.
Love In London Limited is a company dedicated to promoting Love in all its forms, through our Photography & Video competition. Each year, we designate a charity and 100% of all donations made to the campaign, or through entries to the competition, go directly to the charity. Our 2020 charity will be Relate.
Relate is the leading relationships charity and the largest provider of relationship support in England and Wales. Offering counselling, information, mediation and support to individuals, couples and families, they work face-to-face, online and on the phone with people of all backgrounds and sexualities, at all stages of life.
Sponsorship and funds raised outside of the competition will be committed to running Love in London and helping to raise awareness of the competition. Love in London profits generated from the 2020 campaign will be donated to the Relate charity.
Founded by former Lawyer, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Michael Blakeley, Love in London has been able to grow through the continued support of its volunteer staff. Key to its success has been the generous donation of time and skills from the team at CLiKD App. They've been instrumental in organising and promoting the campaign.
Love in London has captured the hearts and imaginations of people across the globe. It's been a shining "Good News" story seen by millions. You can see some of the coverage below. We welcome any associated press and are happy to talk to journalists.