Environmental Photographer of the Year 2018

The Environmental Photographer of the Year is looking for the best environmental images from around the world


The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2018 is now open for entries. It is calling all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages, and exhibits the very best in international environmental photography.

The competition aims to inspire a global audience to think differently about contemporary social and environmental issues; including pollution, plastic, sustainable development and poverty. The winning photographs will highlight environmental problems and encourage organisations and individuals to take more care of our planet.

The competition is sponsored by Olympus UK, global, leading manufacturer of optical and digital precision technology who provide innovative solutions for state-of-the-art medical systems, digital cameras and scientific solutions.

Georgina Pavelin, Marketing Manager from Olympus said,

“Olympus are proud sponsors of the Environmental Photographer of the Year competition, the images entered into this competition are of a very high standard. These photographs tackle some difficult subjects and bring about responses which are emotional yet creative, depicting an overall story or view with one visual impact.”

Terry Fuller, CIWEM Chief Executive and competition judge,

“We are looking forward to see a new range of fantastic images that will encourage people and organisations around the world to think about the environment and consider how our actions impact upon the planet. We are looking for photographs that will trigger an emotive response and inspire positive environmental change.”

The competition consists of five categories, which each relate to different aspects of the environment. These are

  1. Environmental Photographer of the Year
  2. Changing Climates Prize
  3. Built Environment Prize
  4. Sustainability in Practice Prize
  5. Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 21)


Winners have the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes, including £2000 pounds in cash, an Olympus camera and have the chance for their photographs to be showcased around the world.

The competition will close on 31st July 2018. To find out more about the Environmental Photographer of the Year, including how to enter, previous winners, and opportunities to sponsor, please visit www.ciwem.org/epoty .


For any press and communications enquiries, please contact Sarah Farache, Press and Communications Officer on 020 7269 5820, E: sarah.farache@ciwem.org.

Please get in touch if you would like any photographs from pervious years.

If you have any queries about the competition, or would like any hi-res images please email epoty@ciwem.org.

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

Sophie Dunajko
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