CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS. CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year
The Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and video. Honouring 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, the competition culminates with an exhibition in London that displays an outstanding collection of environmental, social and natural photographs.
Entries are judged on impact, composition, originality and technical ability and previous entries have examined issues such as innovation, sustainable development, biodiversity, poverty, climate change, human rights, culture, natural disasters and population growth.
The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) are delighted this year to announce a major partner for the competition, Atkins, one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies. Nick Reeves OBE, Executive Director of CIWEM says:
“CIWEM is delighted to be working with Atkins on the development of the Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition. With Atkins support and global reach the Institution can build on the success it has already achieved and carry important and exciting visual stories on the environment to a much bigger world-wide audience.”
Nick Roberts, Director Water & Environment Atkins comments:
“The powerful imagery generated by this global competition shows the durability and fragility of the world in which we live, and affirms the complex issues we face as a society. We are proud to be associated with this competition and to work with CIWEM to develop its reach and impact in the future.”
The selection panel for the 2012 competition will include Nick Reeves OBE, Executive Director CIWEM and Nick Roberts, Director Water & Environment Atkins. Additional selectors, specialists in the environmental and photographic fields, will be announced shortly.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Environmental Photographer of the Year £5000
Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 18) £1000
Environmental Video of the Year £1000
ELIGIBILITY: Open to All Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Entrants must be the sole author and owner of the copyright for all the entries they submit, or they must have obtained permission from the copyright holder to submit the entries on their behalf. The photographer retains the copyright to all their entries into the Environmental Photographer of the Year.
USAGE RIGHTS: Each entrant agrees to participate in related publicity and to the use of their name and entry for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity of the competition and exhibition without additional compensation.
By entering the Competition, you grant CIWEM a non-exclusive licence to reproduce, publish and communicate your entry to the public by exhibiting your entry through all media throughout the world in relation to the Environmental Photographer of the Year. This includes, but is not limited to: the judging process; the exhibition and tour; inclusion in an Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition catalogue or book; online galleries; promotional, press and marketing materials associated with the Environmental Photographer of the Year; and associated merchandising. CIWEM is allowed to pass on any entry to online and print publications to be used either for editorial or image based promotion only in relation to the Environmental Photographer of the Year, with full credit given to the photographer.
By entering the competition you accept that your entry may be exhibited by CIWEM or other exhibitions organised or attended by CIWEM as part of the Environmental Photographer of the Year. CIWEM reserves the right to reproduce any entry for exhibition purposes.
The sponsors of the Environmental Photographer of the Year (specifically Atkins but also any other sponsors detailed in the Background & Sponsors section of this website) reserve the right to reproduce any entry from the exhibition in their own marketing and publications, in relation to the competition and exhibition only.