One month left to enter the Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition 2017

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, The Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition (EPOTY) is an international photography competition which showcases the best in environmental photography.

 

 

The competition closes on September 8th, leaving just one month for candidates to submit their entries!!

Entrance to the competition is free, and prizes include cash winnings of up to £3,000, additional profiling opportunities in magazines, and photography equipment.

In a decade that has witnessed both global advances towards mitigating our changing climate and the increasing destruction of some of our most fragile ecosystems, the EPOTY competition has chronicled the increasing human impact on the natural environment, attracting 60,000 entries since inception. It engages amateurs and professionals of all ages, providing an opportunity for environmental champions to share images with international audiences, collectively enhancing our understanding of the causes, consequences, and solutions to climate change and social inequality.

The competition reflects CIWEM’s breadth of experience across the water and environmental spectrum; spanning water quality, water resource management, flood risk management, to climate change and environmental pollution.

Terry Fuller, CIWEM Chief Executive noted “Photography is one of the most powerful vehicles for conveying the intensity of humankind’s relationship with the natural world; highlighting the terrible impacts being wrought on our planet by its most dominant species. The competition also celebrates humanity’s innate ability to survive and innovate, lending hope to us all that we can overcome challenges to live sustainably. We look forward to what I am sure will be another fantastic round of entries.”