About the opportunity: 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.
Brief: 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.
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.
Prizes will be awarded during the exhibition:
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. For further details and to enter online: www.epoty.org
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: 31 December 2012, by 5pm GMT