2015 Winners Announced!
The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year is
awarded to Uttam Kamati for his inspiring image 'Watering
The Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year
2015 prize of £1,000 has been awarded to Bhar Dipayan's 'Families
are living under the Bridge'.
The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Film of the Year of £1,000 goes
to environmental and wildlife film-maker Verity White for 'Ren Kyst
- Got a spare afternoon?'. Her film is avaliable to watch in full
The Atkins Cityscape Prize of £1,000 is awarded to Michael
Theodoric for 'Enjoy'.
Esme Allen has been awarded the Forestry Commission England
Exhibition Award for her series entitled 'Eden Restored - The
Mesopotamian Marshes of Iraq'.
Atkins CIWEM Environmental
Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2015
Royal Geographical Society,
22 June - 10 July 2015
Address: 1 Kensington Gore, London
SW7 2AR (main entrance on Exhibition Road)
Opening times: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Nearest tube: South
Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 3000
111 shortlisted works of
outstanding photographic art will go on show at the Royal
Geographical Society in London from 22 June to 10 July 2015. These
are from a submission of over ten thousand images to the 2015
competition by photographers and filmmakers from across sixty
The works will then commence a tour of forest
venues nationally, supported by the Forestry Commission England,
beginning at Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Cumbria from18 July -
7 September 2015.
The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer
of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very
best in environmental photography and film. Honouring
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.
Atkins, one of the world's leading
design, engineering and project management consultancies, are once
again sponsoring the competition, allowing for two significant
improvements this year. 2014 saw the introduction of the Atkins
Cityscape Prize of £1,000, and the competition became free to
The competition tour is kindly
supported by Forestry Comission England, they believe that
woodlands and forests are vital places for contemporary artists to
engage with, to make and present new work.
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
Forestry Commission England
Exhibition Award - One photographer will be invited
to exhibit a solo exhibition at one of England's public
The 2015 Prizes will be announced at
a private ceremony on 25 June 2015 at 7.15pm.
Entries are judged
from the open submission by the distinguished panel of
Dr David Haley-Senior
Research Fellow, Director - Ecology In Practice, Route Leader MA
Art as Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University
Lardinois-Deputy Director of the Photography and the
Archive Research Centre at University of the Arts
photographer and Editor of On Landscape
of Arts Development, Forestry Commission England
Vaughan-Photographer and Senior Lecturer, Bath Spa
University and Plymouth University
The panel 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.
Please note that
submissions for the 2015 award are now closed.