CIWEM operates a diverse portfolio of awards, celebrating a wide range of achievements of its members as well as wider society and across all age groups:


CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year

The CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and film.
Launched in 2007 by CIWEM one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, the competition honours amateurs and professionals of all ages. It provides an opportunity for photographers 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 UK Junior Water Prize

CIWEM’s youth water prize, is a national level competition for pre university students between the ages of 15 and 20 who have conducted water-related projects of proven environmental, scientific, social or technological significance. The winner will represent the UK as one of the world’s most talented junior water scientists in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.


Green_Ribbon_logo_1920x1080Green Ribbon Political Awards

The Green Ribbon Political Awards are the only awards to celebrate the achievements of UK and international politicians, businesses and charities, judged by experts of the highest international calibre. Celebrated at an exclusive evening event in the Palace of Westminster which attracts a high profile audience of senior political leaders, these awards champion the environment like no others.


Young Environmentalist of the Year

Celebrating the personal and career achievements of an outstanding young CIWEM member, this award, sponsored by Jacobs, is the ultimate accolade for young professionals building their careers in the water and environment arena.





The Nick Reeves Award for Arts and the Environment

This prestigious award celebrates an artwork or arts project by a living UK born or based artist (or group) that has contributed innovatively to CIWEM’s vision of “putting creativity at the heart of environmental policy and action”. The award recognises excellence in work by arts practitioners, or environmentalists engaging with arts practices, whether well-established or newly emerging.