Eduardo Leal, Plastic tree #20. Courtesy of Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015

Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016: call for entries

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Calling for entries from environmentally conscious photographers and filmmakers of all ages, nationalities and abilities. This competition offers photographers the chance to promote an understanding of global environmental and social issues.

This year there will be three specific prize themes to focus the entries – the Built Environment; the Changing Climate; and People, Nature and Economy. The competition offers prize money of £6,000 and is free to enter. 

Petrut, Calinescu, Beauty Salon. Courtesy of Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015
Petrut, Calinescu, Beauty Salon. Courtesy of Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015

Environmental Photographer of the Year: £3000

Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 25): £1000

Environmental Film of the Year: £500

Atkins Built Environment Award: Photographer in residence for 12 month opportunity capturing Atkins major projects

CIWEM Changing Climate Award: £500, plus showcase of portfolio in one issue of The Environment Magazine

Forestry Commission England People, Nature and Economy Award: £1000, plus showcase of portfolio in one of England’s Public Forests

Glyn Thomas, The abandoned village of Geamana in Romania. Courtesy of Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015
Glyn Thomas, The abandoned village of Geamana in Romania. Courtesy of Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015

The selected photographs and films demonstrate the dynamic link between environmental and social issues in a way that makes us think differently about the world around us. Shortlisted works will be displayed at the Royal Geographical Society, London in June 2016.

For further information and to apply: www.epoty.org. Deadline – April 18, 2016

(top image: Eduardo Leal, Plastic tree #20. Courtesy of Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015.)

(from a press release)






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