From the team at BBC Wildlife Magazine

Environmental Photographer of the Year 2019 open for entries

Showcasing the best environmental photography from around the world, the competition is now accepting entries.

Dryness by Chinmoy Biswas, 2018, Environmental Photographer of the Year.
Published: April 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2019 is looking for engaging, beautiful and skilful photographs which will inspire people to take serious action towards being more sustainable and lowering their impact on the environment.


The 2019 categories directly support the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the hope that the photographs will empower change.

“UN Environment is excited to see the 2019 edition Environmental Photographer of the Year Award,” says Dr Leila Urekenova from UN Environment Europe Office.

“We believe that it is crucial to show the global community how climate action, poverty eradication, and innovative solutions to sustainable economic growth at every level can contribute to stability and peace across the globe.”

The competition is open to entrants from around the world, is free to enter and each photographer is allowed up to 10 photographs, submissions closes on June 30 2019.

This year the categories are:

  • Environmental Photographer of the Year 2019
  • Young Environmental Photographer of the Year 2019 (under 21)
  • Changing Environments Prize
  • Sustainable Cities Prize
  • Climate Action and Energy Prize
  • Water, Equality and Security Prize

For more information on how to enter visit the website.


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