Now in its 15th year, The Environmental Photographer of the Year competition showcases the most inspirational environmental photography from around the world. The award celebrates humanity’s ability to survive and innovate and showcases thought-provoking images that call attention to our impact and inspire us to live sustainably. The Environmental Photographer of the Year competition supports the urgent calls to action of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, recognising the intricate interconnected nature of development, poverty reduction, equality, security and climate action and the unprecedented effort from all sectors of society required to address the defining issues of our time.
•Open to photographers from around the world.
•Anyone born on or after August 31, 2001 is automatically entered into the Young Environmental Photographer of the Year category. For entrants under 18 parental permission must be received from the parent or guardian of the photographer. Proof of age may be required after your submission has been completed.
•You may enter previously published photos, but do not enter photos that have already received an award or recognition in another international photography competition.
How to Apply
All applications must be submitted through the online portal
If any of your photographs are selected for publication, you will be contacted in early November regarding next steps. The winners and shortlisted entrants will be announced in late November.
Environmental Photographer of the Year:
This category is open to professional and amateur photographers of all ages, from all over the world. The winner will receive a £5,000 cash prize in addition to an interview in CIWEM’s Environment Magazine, a profile on WaterBear’s website, and a feature on Nikon Europe’s website.
Young Environmental Photographer of the Year: This category recognises rising talent and is open to photographers aged 21 years or younger. The winner will receive a Z Series Mirrorless camera and two NIKKOR Z lenses of their choosing, as well as an interview in CIWEM’s Environment Magazine and a feature on the Waterbear and Nikon platforms. Additional £1,000 cash prizes are awarded in the following four categories:
•Vision of the Future
•Keeping 1.5 Alive
•Adapting for Tomorrow
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