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Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year

The exhibition will open at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 29 June – 21 August 2016

Visit the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016

Atkins is once again proud to sponsor the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016 competition, an international showcase of the very best in environmental photography and film. Atkins and CIWEM aim to inspire a global audience to think differently about contemporary social and environmental issues, including climate change, sustainable development, biodiversity and human rights.

Nick Roberts, Atkins' UK & Europe chief executive officer, commented on the exhibition:

“In recent years the world has witnessed a rapid shift in population patterns and levels of migration that very few could have predicted. This, coupled with the continued effects of climate change and the accelerated influence of technology and data on our cities, poses big questions about what the future will hold for people and their environments as we know them today.

“Through this competition, talented individuals have captured some of these complex issues; ones that our own engineers, designers and data specialists are tackling each day. By embracing new and emerging technology such as drones, AI, data mapping and more, I’m confident we will discover and implement innovative and sustainable solutions that not only respond to the environmental challenges of today, but help predict those of the future."

Over 10,000 images have been submitted this year from across 80 countries internationally with 60 photographs set to go on display at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 29 June – 21 August 2016. The exhibition will be followed by a tour of forest venues nationally, supported by the Forestry Commission England, beginning at Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Cumbria.

The competition will for a third year will also include the Atkins ‘Cityscape Prize’. With 75 per cent of the world’s population expected to live in cities within the next 40 years and against a backdrop of climate hazards and resource constraints for these rapidly growing urban populations, this category is designed to celebrate the best of the world’s city landscapes.

The categories for the competition include:

  • Environmental Photographer of the Year
  • Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 25)
  • Environmental Film of the Year
  • Atkins Built Environment Award
  • CIWEM Changing Climate Award
  • Forestry Commission England People, Nature and Economy Award

EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

Venue: Royal Geographical Society
Dates: 29 June – 21 August 2016
Address: 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR (main entrance on Exhibition Road)
Opening times: 10.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday
Admission:
Free
Nearest tube: South Kensington
Tel: +44 20 7591 3000
Web: www.epoty.org
Twitter: @EPOTYcomp #EPOTY16

Abdul Hadi Mustafa: Behind the Taj Mahal
Abdul Hadi Mustafa, Behind the Taj Mahal

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Bell Guy, Hydroponics at RHS Chelsea flower show
Bell Guy, Hydroponics at RHS Chelsea flower show

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Dutta Chowdhury Sudipta, Life in boiler

Dutta Chowdhury Sudipta, Life in boiler

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Madeja Eric, Seaweed farming

Madeja Eric, Seaweed farming

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