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The CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year showcases the very best in environmental photography. 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. The competition supports the urgent calls to action of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and recognises the intricate interconnected nature of development, poverty reduction, equality, security and climate action and the unprecedented effort from all sectors of society needed to tackle the defining issues of our time.

We encourage entries tat are contemporary, creative, resonant, challenging, original and beautiful, but most of all, images that will inspire people around the world to start taking care of our environment and responsibility for the affect our actions have.

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The Categories and Prizes

The competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, resonant, challenging, original and beautiful, but most of all, images that will inspire people around the world to start taking care of our environment.

Environmental Photographer of the Year

Climate Action and Energy Prize

Changing Environments Prize

Sustainable Cities Prize

Water, Equality and Security Prize

Young Environmental Photographer of the Year

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How to Enter

The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2019 is now open for entries to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages. Entries will close 16.00 BST on Sunday 30 June 2019 .


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