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Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year


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Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2015

Royal Geographical Society, London

22 June - 10 July 2015

Address: 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR (main entrance on Exhibition Road)

Opening times: 10.00am - 5.00pm daily

Admission: Free

Nearest tube: South Kensington

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 3000


111 shortlisted works of outstanding photographic art will go on show at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 22 June to 10 July 2015. These are from a submission of over ten thousand images to the 2015 competition by photographers and filmmakers from across sixty countries internationally. 

The works will then commence a tour of forest venues nationally, supported by the Forestry Commission England, beginning at Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Cumbria from18 July - 7 September 2015.


The competition:

The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and film.  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.

Atkins, one of the world's leading design, engineering and project management consultancies, are once again sponsoring the competition, allowing for two significant improvements this year. 2014 saw the introduction of the Atkins Cityscape Prize of £1,000, and the competition became free to enter.

The competition tour is kindly supported by Forestry Comission England, they believe that woodlands and forests are vital places for contemporary artists to engage with, to make and present new work. 




Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year  - £5000

Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (25 years or under) - £1000

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Film of the Year  - £1000

Atkins Cityscape Prize  - £1000

Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award  - One photographer will be invited to exhibit a solo exhibition at one of England's public forests.

The 2015 Prizes will be announced at a private ceremony on 25 June 2015 at 7.15pm.



Entries are judged from the open submission by the distinguished panel of judges:

Dr David Haley-Senior Research Fellow, Director - Ecology In Practice, Route Leader MA Art as Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University

Brigitte Lardinois-Deputy Director of the Photography and the Archive Research Centre at University of the Arts London

Tim Parkin-Landscape photographer and Editor of On Landscape

Hayley Skipper-Curator of Arts Development, Forestry Commission England

Stephen Vaughan-Photographer and Senior Lecturer, Bath Spa University and Plymouth University

The panel select entries on impact, composition, originality, creativity and technical ability. They are looking in particular for pictures that show the dynamic link between environmental and social issues in a way that makes us think differently about the world around us. Previous entries have examined issues such as innovation, sustainable development, biodiversity, poverty, climate change, human rights, culture, natural disasters and population growth.

Please note that submissions for the 2015 award are now closed. 


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Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110   Fax: 020 7405 4967