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If you experience problems with the online entry process, or if you have any questions about entering the Environmental Photographer of the Year that cannot be answered by reading the Rules and Guidelines, or by looking at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) detailed below, please contact CIWEM by email.


  • How much is the entry fee?
    There is no entry fee, however each entrant may only enter a maximum of 10 images
  • What resolution should my images be?
    At the initial stage, all still photographs must be submitted as JPEGs, saved at a high quality level with a maximum file size of 0.5MB. Please check the Digital Specifications and Digital Adjustment Guidelines on the Rules and Guidelines section of this website for further details.
  • I cannot upload my images, what should I do?
    Check that each of your image files are 0.5MB or less and that they are the accepted file type – JPEG.  If you still encounter problems, please contact CIWEM by email
  • What should I write in the ‘description’ section on the entry form?
    Entrants are asked to provide additional information about themselves and each image. Therefore in the ‘description’ section on the entry form, please give a short statement about yourself and your work. If selected as a winner, the organisers will ask you for a more detailed description for inclusion in the printed materials and for publicity purposes.