Now open for entries, the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and film.
The competition is free to enter and offers an exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society and a total prize money of £8,000, including awards for young photographers, film and a solo show.
The competition provides an opportunity for amateur and professional photographers of all ages to share images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, and to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality.
The panel will select entries on impact, composition, originality, creativity and technical ability. They are looking in particular for pictures that show the dynamic link between environmental and social issues in a way that makes us think differently about the world around us.
Previous entries have examined issues such as innovation, sustainable development, biodiversity, poverty, climate change, human rights, culture, natural disasters and population growth.
Photographs selected for exhibition will be displayed at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 22 June – 3 July 2015, followed by a tour to forest venues nationally, supported by Forestry Commission England, beginning with Grizedale Forest in Cumbria from 18 July – 7 September 2015.
The competition is open to all photographers, professional and amateur alike, the competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, resonant, original and beautiful. Entry is free and photographers may submit up to 10 works.
The deadline is April 7, 2015, 5pm GMT.
Here’s a break-down of the prize fund:
Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year – £5000
Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (25 years or under) – £1000
Atkins CIWEM Environmental Film of the Year – £1000
Atkins Cityscape Prize – £1000
Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award – One photographer will be invited to exhibit a solo exhibition at one of England’s public forests.
(Top image: Kevin Mcelvaney, Adam Latif, 21, 2013.)
(from a press release)