St Paul's Institute
JustWater Photo Winners
Three stunning images from London, the UK and the rest of the world have been selected as the winners of St Paul's Cathedral's JustWater photograph competition.
The serenity, power and utility of water are all seen in the winning images, submitted to the competition as part of Just Water's 2017 programme of events.
The Cathedral asked Instagram and Twitter users for photographs showing water in all its forms, across the world.
Split into three location categories - London, UK and worldwide - organisers were looking for scenes of calm beauty and devastating power, from inner cities to stark wildernesses, from dripping taps to vast oceans.
The three winners will now get the rare opportunity to photograph the inside of St Paul's Cathedral on a private guided tour led by St Paul's in-house photographer.
Congratulations to the three winners and to the runners-up in each of the three categories - all the images can be seen below.
JustWater is an international programme, which took place on and around the UN's World Water Day, bringing cathedrals and churches together around the world to draw attention to our obligation to care for God's sustaining gift of water in all its forms.
Led by four key organising partners - St Paul’s Cathedral; New York's Trinity Wall Street Church, St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne and St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town - major events were scheduled to coincide with the season of Lent and beyond to support social justice efforts on water issues.
The aim was to bring people together and encourage action on local needs and concerns, whether these are flooding, drought, rising tides or access to fresh water and sanitation. You can find out more about this programme at www.justwater2017.org
Judges said: "The Houses of Parliament is one of the most photographed buildings in London but this was framed in a way we'd never seen. Even though it is right in the heart of a busy city this picture evokes such calm"
Judges said: "The tiny lighthouse shows just how huge and powerful this crashing wave is and this image perfectly captures what a
destructive force water can be"
UK RUNNERS UP
Judges said: "While many see the beauty of water or the fun that can be had with it, we can't forget that it is absolutely vital for
life and for work. This image shows the utility of water perfectly."