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Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition

Deadline: April 7, 2015, 5:00 pm

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. The competition offers a top prize of £5,000 and the opportunity for one photographer to exhibit a solo exhibition at one of England’s public forests.

Launched in 2007 by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), and sponsored by Atkins, one of the worlds leading design, engineering and project management consultancies, 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.

The prizes for the 2015 competition are:

  • Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year - £5000
  • Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (25 years or under) - £1000
  • Atkins CIWEM Environmental Film of the Year - £1000
  • Atkins Cityscape Prize - £1000
  • Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award - One photographer will be invited to exhibit a solo exhibition at one of England’s public forests.

Entries will be judged from the open submission by the distinguished panel of judges:

  • Dr David Haley - Senior Research Fellow, Director - Ecology In Practice, Route Leader MA Art as Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Brigitte Lardinois - Deputy Director of the Photography and the Archive Research Centre at University of the Arts London
  • Tim Parkin - Landscape photographer and Editor of On Landscape
  • Hayley Skipper - Curator of Arts Development, Forestry Commission England
  • Stephen Vaughan - Photographer and Senior Lecturer, Bath Spa University and Plymouth University

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 free and photographers may submit up to 10 works.

Deadline for entries: 7th of April 2015, by 5pm GMT
For further information and to apply click here.

Rainwater collection, Prasanta Biswas

Rainwater collection, Prasanta Biswas