A UK based gay couple have taken out the top spot of a British photo competition, aimed to “cheer up” the city of London.
Scott Hamilton who submitted his photo, titled “Snuggle” earlier in 2018 to the Love in London competition, said that the competition was a really beautiful idea.
“I love the thought of spreading some happiness and joy across London and I’m really privileged that the judges chose my entry,” Hamilton said.
Showing him and his partner snuggling on the couch, Hamilton’s entry won the “love your partner” category of the photo competition with the photo he took using a self-timer camera.
With more than 700 entrants in the charity competition, which ran for three weeks, and was launched on Valentine’s Day. The photo will now appear on 50 billboards across London.
“I hope that people get the same feeling of comfort and joy out of this picture that I have each time I see it,” Hamilton adds.
The Love in London photo competition was intended to increase the morale in London after the city’s tumultuous 2017, which according to organisers, was filled with dramatic events including sexual scandals and terrorist attacks.
Michael Blakeley, who is the founder of the dating app CLiKD, (the company behind the photo competition), said the photos would provide “an opportunity to display optimism and positivity for millions to see on their daily commute.”
In total the Love in London competition had six categories which included: Love London, Love Your Community, Love Your Friends, Love Yourself, Love Your Partner, Love What You Do.
You can see all of the 2018 winners here.