Environmental Photographer of the Year Award 2018




20 – 24 March

Managed by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Managment (CIWEM) the competition presents a unique and prestigious opportunity to share the aim to nurture a safer sustainable world.

Open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages, the CIWEMEnvironmental Photographer of the Year is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography. Established in 2007 the competition plays a vital role in enhancing our understanding of the causes, consequences and innovative solutions to our most pressing global environmental problems, and is one of the fastest growing photographic competitions in the world. 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 winning photographs come together to form the most outstanding collection of environmental, social and natural photographs in the world. With images of people and places struggling with the effects of a changing climate and social inequity, technological innovations helping us achieve environmental improvements and the incredible diversity of the natural world, the Environmental Photographer of the Year also celebrates the splendour, drama and variety of life on Earth

Private View 21st March, 6 – 9 pm

An exhibition supported by Olympus UK

Above: Jose Luis Rodriguez, Flight for Life

Jose Luis Rodriguez was awarded the Changing Climates prize for his outstanding ‘Flight for Life’ image, showing a kingfisher caught mid-flight, in the shadow of the severe pollution caused by the numerous factories in the background.  He said: “Winning this category is a huge honour as it allows me to showcase my work and send a public message on the importance of protecting the environment.”