Competition has £4,000 in prizes

Centre Point Tower

Architects and students are being invited to write a “love letter to London” in a competition launched at the grade II-listed Centre Point tower.

The London Society is offering £4,000 of prize money for the best letters of up to 500 words in a number of categories.

They will be judged by a panel including poet André Naffis-Sahely and broadcaster Razia Iqbal, with first place in each category receiving £400, the runner up £200 and third place £100, with an overall winner receiving an additional £500.

Newly elected London Society chair Leanne Tritton said: “The competition invites entrants from all over the world to celebrate the charm, mystery and quirks of our historic city. The London Society has announced the theme of ‘recovery and resilience’ as it looks for entrants to highlight what people love about England’s capital following a difficult couple of years.”

Participants can write about any aspect of the capital’s past, present or future as the competition is looking for creative pieces of work that fit with the society’s motto of “valuing the past; looking to the future”.

Letters can take the form of reports, essays, fiction or poetry.

More information available here. The closing date is November 30.