The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is now open for entries. 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.
Launched in 2007 by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the competition honours amateurs and professionals of all ages. It provides an opportunity for photographers to share images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, and to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality.
Selected from an open submission process, entries are judged on impact, composition, originality, creativity and technical ability. Previous entries have examined issues such as innovation, sustainable development, biodiversity, poverty, climate change, human rights, culture, natural disasters and population growth.
Prizes for the 2014 competition include:
Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year of £5000
Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 18) of £1000
Atkins CIWEM Environmental Film of the Year of £1000
Atkins Cityscape Prize of £1000
Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award: one photographer will be invited to exhibit a solo show at one of England’s public forests
HOW TO ENTER:
Open to all photographers, professional and amateur alike, the competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, resonant, original and beautiful. Entry is now free, photographers may submit up to 10 works.
Deadline for entries: 31 March 2014, by 5pm GMT
For further information and to apply: www.epoty.org
Twitter: @EPOTYComp #EPOTY14