Environmental Photographer of the Year


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.

Exhibition & Winners

Winners were announced at the Royal Geographical Society in June, where we were delighted to be joined by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Following the completion of the exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society the works were displayed at Grizedale Forest in the Lake District, supported by Forestry Commission England.



Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year is awarded to Sara Lindström for ‘Wildfire’.

sara lindstrom EPOTY winner

Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 25) is Luke Massey for ‘Poser’.

luke massey young environmental photographer

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Film of the Year  is awarded to Sergiu Jiduc for ‘The Karkoram Anomaly Project, Pakistan’. You can view Sergiu’s film here – http://goo.gl/alCnGj

Atkins Built Environment Award is presented SL Kumar Shanth for ‘Losing Ground to Manmade Disaster’.

SL Kumar Shanth atkins built environment award

CIWEM Changing Climate Prize is presented to Sandra Hoyn for ‘Life Jackets on the Greek Island of Lesbos’.

sandra hoyn ciwem changing climate award

Forestry Commission England People, Nature and Economy Prize is presented to Pedram Yazdani for ‘Sand’.

pedram yazdani forestry commission england

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