GDIF2015 Photo Ambassador Toby Hawkes at Greenwich Fair

GDIF2015 Photo Ambassador and winner of our GDIF2014 photo competition Toby Hawkes took on Greenwich Fair yesterday. We had a bit of rain, but soon enough the sun came out and the fair came to life once again.

Remember to submit your photos from the festival to this year’s photography competition hosted by Award.io. You just might win a Thames sightseeing cruise, a ThamesJet experience, or tickets to the ArcelorMittal Orbit and a giftcard to JOY!

Smoke by Plunge Boom. Photo by Toby Hawkes.

Smoke by Plunge Boom. Photo by Toby Hawkes.

Monotone Man by The Human Zoo. Photo by Toby Hawkes

Monotone Man by The Human Zoo. Photo by Toby Hawkes

Camping Delight by TinCanCompany. Photo by Toby Hawkes.

Camping Delight by TinCanCompany. Photo by Toby Hawkes.

Pendula Fantastica by Travelling Light Circus.

Pendula Fantastica by Travelling Light Circus. Photo by Toby Hawkes.

Dynamite & Poetry by 15ft6. Photo by Toby Hawkes.

Dynamite & Poetry by 15ft6. Photo by Toby Hawkes.

Île O by Barolosolo. Photo by Toby Hawkes.

Île O by Barolosolo. Photo by Toby Hawkes.

 

Born in Hamilton, New Zealand, Toby Hawkes discovered his passion for landscape photography in 2007. It was an opportunity to combine an interest in technology with his love for the great outdoors. After a few years of mastering his craft, he had his first successful exhibition in Turangi in 2010. Toby Hawkes now has work on permanent display in various locations around the central North Island. Toby Hawkes is currently overseas taking a break in Europe.

For the latest updates from Toby Hawkes see his facebook page here

tobyhawkes.co.nz

Award.io

GDIF2015 Photo Competition

We’re happy to announce this year’s photo competition! In collaboration with Award.io we are running a photo contest for the third year in a row for this year’s Festival. So, if you came to GDIF2015 and take some great shots with your camera, mobile phone or tablet, upload them onto the portal and get a chance to win an incredible series of prizes.

Muaré @GDIF 2014 by Award.io Photo Contest winner Toby Hawkes.

Muaré @GDIF 2014 by Award.io Photo Contest winner Toby Hawkes

This year we continue our theme “Street Theatre”

To submit your entry go to award.io/GDIF. Participation in the contest is free. GDIF will also pick a selection of submitted photos to feature in our photo galleries on our website.

About the Prizes

Screen Shot 2015-06-19 at 7.54.13 PM1st Place: 

  • GDIF2016 Amateur Photo Ambassador
  • ThamesJet high speed experience (private charter for 12 people)

 

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2nd place:

  • GDIF2016 Photography Accreditation

 


3rd Place:photoblog

  • GDIF2016 Photo Accreditation

Last Year’s Photo Competition Winner Toby Hawkes

My involvement in the GDIF 2014 all happened by chance. Having moved to London from New Zealand two months earlier, my wife and I decided to spend a Friday evening in Greenwich, not realising the festival was on.

As we were looking out over the Thames we saw a performance by the Cutty Sark, then realised what was going on. After eagerly reading the programme we quickly decided what we would be doing that weekend!Muare was spotted and we knew we couldn’t miss it. Without realising we ended up sitting in one of the best spots we could have, which lead to the chance taking of my prize winning photograph.

The rest of the weekend was spent enjoying the sunshine, performances and atmosphere in Greenwich, and we knew it would be a highlight of 2015 as well.

Visit Toby Hawkes’s website and photography

About our Sponsors

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City Cruises

City Cruises plc is the leading operator of tourism and leisure passenger services on the River Thames, carrying in excess of  four million passengers annually on their route through the heart of London between Westminster and Tower of London…then through Tower Bridge to Greenwich – a journey through 2,000 years of liquid history.

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The ArcelorMittal Orbit: a giant sculpture that swirls and swoops and delivers you to views of the London skyline up to 20 miles in to the distance.You’d need six Angels of the North to reach The ArcelorMittal Orbit’s height. It’s a spectacle for people who think they’ve seen it all! Located in The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

JOY

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With 30 locations across the UK, including one on Nelson Road in Greenwich, JOY provides unique, fun and exclusive womenswear, menswear, accessories and gifts. Four in-house brands complete the retailer’s roster; Louche, a ‘trends du jour’ label with a charming vintage touch, Valley Of The Dolls, a distinct bohemian range with an ultra-feminine vibe, HYMN, influenced by British heritage with a modern twist and quirky gift brand Oola. Discover JOY in Greenwich or online at www.joythestore.com.

 

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