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 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 and responsibility for the affect our actions have.
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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.
The 2018 competition is now closed for entries, details for the Environmental Photographer of the Year 2019 will be announced shorty, please visit our social media pages for updates. Our 2019 competition will be open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages.Help and FAQs Rules and Guidelines
I've judged many photo competitions and the level of work entered to this competition is fantastic; it was a tough day, not only in selecting winners from some excellent entries but also in such varied and emotional subject matters.
Georgina Pavalin, Judge 2018
This excellent competition encourages all those with cameras (which is most of us these days, I suppose) to look at our environment with new eyes – to see the environmental impact of things around us, sometimes in the most surprising places. Our cameras can be turned from the narcissistic tool of the selfie into a weapon in the war on environmental destruction.
Stephen Fry, Judge 2017
It is a real honour to be a judge in the 10th Environmental Photographer of The Year competition. Capturing the beauty, as well as the destruction of the environment around us and recognising that some of our actions are having a detrimental affect on the natural environment is vital in instigating change. This competition offers an opportunity for professional and amateur photographers alike to really view their surroundings and raise awareness to help save the oceans, wildlife, and ultimately, our planet
Ben Fogle, Judge 2017
The Environmental Photographer of the Year provides an exciting platform for organisations working towards a safer, more sustainable world.Contact