CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2012

June 7, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 0 Comments |
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The CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is now open for entries. Launched in 2007 by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the Environmental Photographer of the Year award is now one of the fastest growing photographic competitions in the world, attracting increasing numbers of entries each year from photographers of all ages and from all over the world. Entry to this year’s competition is £5 for the first image plus £1 per image up to a maximum of 10. Entry for registered students is free. The submission deadline is 5pm GMT on 31 December 2012.

CIWEM Press Release

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.

During the exhibition the following prizes will be awarded:
Environmental Photographer of the Year £5000
Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 18) £1000
Environmental Video of the Year £1000

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 £5 for the first image plus £1 per image up to a maximum of 10. Entry for registered students is free.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: 31 December 2012, by 5pm GMT
For further details and to enter online: http://www.epoty.org



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