Deadline: September 8, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Conditions: no more than 7 images
Prizes: £500, £1,000, £3,000, valuable prizes
Open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages, the CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography.
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.
- Environmental Photographer of the Year
Celebrating powerful story telling, the Environmental Photographer of the Year is awarded to a single image which triggers debate, inspires action and improves understanding of the causes, impacts and solutions to environmental change and social inequality.
- Changing Climates Prize
Chronicling environmental change and the resilience of the individuals and communities facing adversity including extreme weather events, environmental destruction, energy security and conservation of our natural resources.
- Built Environment Prize
Focusing on people and our urban environments including environmental solutions from design, materials and structures, smart and resilient cities, transport, waste and the connections between nature, society and infrastructure in our urban environments.
- Sustainability in Practice Prize
Revealing human connection to the natural world, this category explores sustainable environmental and economic development, the natural and social value of the environment, the circular economy and innovative adaption and mitigation approaches to environmental change.
- Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (YEPOTY)
This category showcases the best in environmental photography through the lens of young photographers aged 20 or under, inspiring people around the world to protect and conserve our natural environment.
Environmental Photographer of the Year 2017 Winners