DEADLINE: Environmental Photographer of the Year

Event Date: 
August 31, 2022

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) in partnership with WaterBear aims to promote and reward excellence in international environmental photography, and to enhance the understanding of the causes, consequences of and solutions to climate change and social inequality

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 competition is free to enter for all ages. Entries are open until 31 August and winners will be announced in November 2022.

Environmental Photographer of the Year
The top award will be granted to a single image that furthers people's understanding of the causes and effects of environmental change and social inequality, highlights solutions to the climate and ecological emergency, and inspires us to live sustainably.

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
In partnership with Nikon, this award showcases the best in environmental photography through the lens of young photographers aged 21 and under.

This category recognizes 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.



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