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Atkins Ciwem environmental photographer of the year 2014 shortlist – in pictures

Shortlisted entries to the competition, which showcases the best in environmental photography and film, will be exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 23 June to 4 July, and tour UK forest venues until November. Launched in 2007 by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (Ciwem), and sponsored by Atkins, the exhibition will show contemporary, creative, and original pictures taken by international photographers and filmmakers. The winners – chosen from more than 10,000 entries – will be announced on 24 June

Full details about this award can be found here

There is an excellent article in The Guardian here


Rainwater collection, 2012, by Prasanta Biswas (India)
People living in Sundarban, West Bengal, India, face regular shortages of water. The tropical climate has resulted in different physical effects from climate change, including increased temperature and precipitation, increased salinity and extreme weather events such as floods, cyclones and droughts.


Wrapping a surviving tree, Luke Duggleby, 2013


Fishing net making in Mekong Delta, Vietnam, Tuyet Trinh Do, 2012


Solar 4, Steve Morgan, 2013

Following a hugely successful first year partnership, 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 sees the introduction of the Atkins Cityscape Prize of £1,000, and the competition is now free to enter.

Prizes for the 2014 competition include:

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year of £5000

Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 18) of £1000

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Film of the Year of £1000

Atkins Cityscape Prize of £1000

Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award: one photographer will be invited to exhibit a solo show at one of England’s public forests

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