The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year

Publish Date: Feb 22, 2016

Deadline: Apr 18, 2016

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.

How To Enter

The competition is open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages. Entrants are invited to submit up to 10 still photographs or films. All photographs and films enteredmust have been completed since 1 January 2015.  All entrants must ensure that the quality of their entries meets the competition’s criteria as stated in the Rules and Guidelines. Entry is by online submission through this website, and deadline for entry is by 5pm (GMT) on 18 April 2016. All entrants are asked to ensure they have read all Rules and Guidelines before entering.

The competition’s overall theme is social and natural issues of the environment.  However, this year we have introduced three prize themes to focus entries: The Built Environment, The Changing Climate, and People, Nature and Economy.

In addition to the photography categories there is also a prize for short films between 5 seconds and 5 minutes long. Please see Help & FAQs section for further guidance.

Please give a short statement about yourself and your submitted images/films. If selected for exhibition, the organisers will ask you for a more detailed description for the catalogue and publicity purposes.

Exhibition & Prizes

The works will be displayed at the Royal Geographical Society in London in June 2016, followed by a tour to forest venues nationally, supported by Forestry Commission England.

Prizes for 2016 include:

  • Environmental Photographer of the Year: £3000
  • Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 25): £1000
  • Environmental Film of the Year: £500
  • Atkins Built Environment Prize: Photographer in residence for 12 month opportunity capturing Atkins major projects
  • CIWEM Changing Climate Prize: £500, plus showcase of portfolio in one issue of The Environment Magazine
  • Forestry Commission England People, Nature and Economy Prize: £1000, plus showcase of portfolio in one of England’s Public Forests

The Prize Winners will be announced during a preview of the London exhibition.

Key Dates

18 April 2016 Deadline for entries by 5pm (GMT)
5 May 2016 Entrants informed of results
18 May 2016 High resolution original image files to be sent to the organisers
June 2016 Exhibition of finalists' images at Royal Geographical Society, London
Autumn/Winter 2016 Exhibition will tour forest venues nationally, supported by Forestry Commission England, beginning with Grizedale Forest in Cumbria

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