Environmental Photographer of the Year

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Open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages, the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and film. 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. To find out more about the competition click here.

Exhibition & Winners

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

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

film winner snip

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

The works will be displayed alongside 60 shortlisted images at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 29 June to 19 August 2016, followed by a tour to forest venues nationally, supported by Forestry Commission England.

Exhibition information:

Venue: Royal Geographical Society

Dates: 29 June – 19 August 2016

Address: 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR (main entrance on Exhibition Road)

Opening times: Monday to Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm

Admission: Free

Nearest tube: South Kensington

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 3000

Web: www.epoty.org

Twitter: @EPOTYcomp #EPOTY16

For further details about the exhibition, please contact exhibition organisers, Parker Harris: Tel. +44 (0) 1372 462190, email. epoty@parkerharris.co.uk

The exhibition will also tour to Grizedale Forest in the Lake District, supported by Forestry Commission England, from 3 September 2016 until 1 January 2017.



Please note entries for the 2016 competition are now closed. The 2017 competition will open at the start of 2017.