Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015

Страна: Великобритания;

Дедлайн: 07.04.2015

Веб-сайт: parkerharris.co.uk

Специальные условия: Open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages, the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and film. The competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, resonant, challenging, original and beautiful, but most of all, pictures that will inspire people around the world to start taking care of our environment.


The works will be displayed at the Royal Geographical Society in London in June 2015, followed by a tour to forest venues nationally, supported by Forestry Commission England.

Prizes for the 2015 competition include:
Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year: £5000
Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 25): £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 show at one of England’s public forests

The Prize Winners will be announced during a preview of the London exhibition.
The 2015 selection panel will include:
Dr David Haley BA Hons (Fine Art) MA PhD HonFCIWEM - Senior Research Fellow, Director - Ecology In Practice, Route Leader MA Art as Environment
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 e
Hayley Skipper - Curator of Arts Development, Forestry Commission England
Stephen Vaughan - Photographer and Senior Lecturer, Bath Spa University and Plymouth University
How to Enter
The competition is open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages. Entrants are invited to submit up to 10 still photographs or films. All entrants must ensure that the quality of their entries meets the competition's criteria as stated in the Rules and Guidelines. Entry is by online submission through this website, and deadline for entry is by 5pm (GMT) on 7 April 2015. All entrants are asked to ensure they have read all Rules and Guidelines before entering.

The competition’s overall theme is social and natural issues of the environment. There are two main categories for submissions, Still Photography and Film. The Film category is for short films between 5 seconds and 5 minutes long. Those submitting film entries will be required to upload a still for each film entry (JPEG), and provide an HTML link to view their full entry online via YouTube, Vimeo or similar. See the HELP & FAQs section of this website for further guidelines on film entries.

Please give a short statement about yourself and your submitted images/films. If selected for exhibition, the organisers will ask you for a more detailed description for the catalogue and publicity purposes.

Please note, the online entry will allow you to upload three images at one time. Once uploaded please wait and the page will refresh and you can then upload the next three images, and so on.
Selection Process
At the first stage, entrants are asked to submit up to 10 still photographs or films and a fully completed entry form. All entries must be in line with the Digital Specifications as detailed in the Rules and Guidelines. The judges 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. Individual entries will be judged anonymously, and the judges will concentrate on looking for the following five qualities in submitted entries:

    Impact - does it illustrate immediate, subtle or resonant messages?
    Creativity - is it unusual, thoughtful, beautiful, subversive or ironic?
    Originality - is the subject treated differently and is the subject matter new?
    Composition - consider the perspective, balance, clarity of meaning and focus of statement
    Technical quality - consider clarity, focus, lighting, exposure and colour

All entrants will be informed if they have been selected for exhibition by  24 April 2015, by email. Shortlisted entrants in the Still Photography category will then be required to supply original digital camera RAW files or original JPEGs for their shortlisted images by  8 May 2015. See Digital Specifications section of Rules and Guidelines for further information. These images will be checked for proof of authenticity.

All finalists will be contacted by the exhibition organisers regarding further details for providing final exhibition quality image or film files, and further details about the exhibition dates and events.