Square Mile Photography Prize 2017


The Square Mile Photography Prize is back. This year, it’s sponsored by Leica – the world’s most prestigious camera manufacturer – and the prize is better than ever.

The concept is simple: you send us photos of the City, and our judging panel will decide which is the best. The winner takes home a brand new Leica TL, as well as a Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56 mm lens – worth £2,730 in total.

Please send your photographs, with the subject header ‘Photo Prize’, as high res as possible to photo@squaremile.com. If they’re really large files, send them via WeTransfer.

Each entrant is allowed to submit a maximum of 20 photos.

The subject matter can be anything you like as long as it’s shot in the City of London or Canary Wharf.

The deadline for entries is 12 September 2017. The winner will be announced in the November issue.

If you want to send images via Instagram, simply include @squaremile_com.

For some snappy inspiration, check out last year’s top entries.


The Leica TL is the only system in its class that combines groundbreaking design, craftsmanship and instinctive use.

The camera is crafted from a single block of aluminium, and features a CMOS sensor with 16.5 million pixels, a high-resolution touch screen, and a simple layout with just four physical controls.

The prize also includes the Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18-56 mm lens – a superb all-round lens that lets you capture rich-in-detail, high-contrast photos that are sharp from edge to edge and corner to corner, even in unfavourable light.