Environmental Photographer of the Year


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The 2018 CIWEM Environmental Photography of the Year is now open to entries! Open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages, the CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography. The competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, resonant, challenging, original and beautiful, but most of all, pictures that will inspire people around the world to start taking care of our environment.

Entry is made through the Online Submission Portal, all entrants are asked to ensure they have read all Rules and Guidelines before entering.


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2017 Environmental Photographer of the Year Winner


The Environmental Photographer of the Year (EPOTY) 2017 has been awarded to Quoc Nguyen Linh Vinh, from Vietnam, for “The hopeful eyes of the girl making a living by rubbish”.  Taken in the waste dump of the city of Kon Tum in Vietnam, the poignant image captures a child and mother making a living from collecting waste. Describing their experience taking the picture, Vinh said “The child was happy, looking at the dark clouds and chatting to her mother. This was so touching. She should have been enjoying her childhood and playing with friends rather than being there.”

For further details about the competition, please contact +44 (0) 207 831 3110, email: epoty@ciwem.org.