Calling All Photographers

Posted: Friday 10th January 2014

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year.

Now open for entries, the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition 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.

Following a hugely successful first year partnership, Atkins, one of the world's leading design, engineering and project management consultancies, are once again sponsoring the competition, allowing for two significant changes this year. 2014 sees the introduction of the Atkins Cityscape Prize of £1,000, and it is hoped that the competition will be open to more photographers this year, as it is now free to enter.

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: the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year of £5000; the Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 18) of £1000; the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Film of the Year of £1000. In addition, the competition this year awards two further prizes: the Atkins Cityscape Prize of £1000 and the Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award (one photographer will be invited to exhibit a solo show at one of Englandís public forests).

The announcement of the outstanding environmental, social and natural photographs selected for exhibition will be made in April 2014. The works will be displayed at the Royal Geographical Society in London in June 2014, followed by a tour to forest venues nationally, supported by Forestry Commission England.


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:

Twitter: @EPOTYComp #EPOTY14

For all enquiries, please contact the competition organisers, Parker Harris:

t. 01372 462190

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