Environmental Photographer of the Year

CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) runs the Environmental Photographer of the Year, which is one of the fastest growing photographic competitions in the world. In 2008 we received over 1,400 entries from over 40 countries –we are hoping to increase this in the 2009 competition.


This is a serious competition that seeks to celebrate photographers who use their ability to raise awareness of environmental and social issues. It is open to all professional and amateur international photographers of any ages. This year’s categories are Changing Climates; A World of Difference; Quality of Life; The Natural World; and the Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 21). EPOTY encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, experimental, resonant, original and beautiful.


The judging panel is made up of some of the most respected environmental photographers in the industry, including Gary Braasch, winner of the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, as well as senior environmentalists. Individual pieces of work will be judged on impact, creativity, composition, originality and technical abilities. Winners receive cash prizes, and all winning and highly commended entries are displayed in the international Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibitions. Copyright is retained by the photographer (see terms and conditions at www.ciwem.org/arts/photographer).


I hope you may be able to forward this email onto your members and friends, encouraging them to enter via www.ciwem.org/arts/photographer. The competition is open until 5pm on 31st July 2009.


Emily Doyle

Press and Marketing Officer

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM),

15 John Street

London, WC1N 2EB

Tel: 020 7831 3110

Website: www.ciwem.org

Registered Charity No. 1043409


CIWEM is an independent professional body and a registered charity, advancing the science and practice of water and environmental management for a clean, green and sustainable world.


CIWEM’s Annual Conference will be on 29th – 30th April at Olympia Conference Centre, London. For more information, go to http://www.ciwem.org/events


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