2015 Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015 competition, is an international showcase of the very best in environmental photography and film. Launched in 2007 by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), and sponsored by Atkins, this competition enables amateurs and professionals of all ages to share images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, and to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality.

The 111 shortlisted images were chosen from more than 10,000 entries by amateur and professional photographers of all ages across 60 countries. These outstanding images will be on display at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 22 June – 10 July 2015, followed by a tour of forest venues nationally, supported by the Forestry Commission England.

Check out the winning images:

'Watering Melon' by Uttam Kamati  - Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year

‘Watering Melon’ by Uttam Kamati – Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year

 'Families are living under the Bridge' by Bhar Dipayan - The Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year

‘Families are living under the Bridge’ by Bhar Dipayan – Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year

'Enjoy' by Michael Theodoric - Atkins Cityscape Prize

‘Enjoy’ by Michael Theodoric – Atkins Cityscape Prize

'Eden Restored - The Mesopotamian Marshes of Iraq' by Esme Allen -  Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award

‘Eden Restored – The Mesopotamian Marshes of Iraq’ by Esme Allen – Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award

Below are the twelve images from this competition, which have been released as part of the 111 shortlisted works of photographic art due to be showcased.

The abandoned village of Geamana, Romania 2014 by Glyn Thomas

The abandoned village of Geamana, Romania 2014 by Glyn Thomas

Life in tidal flood 3, Chittagong, Bangladesh 2014 by Jashim Salam

Life in tidal flood 3, Chittagong, Bangladesh 2014 by Jashim Salam

Glacier 1987, Mount Kenya 2014 by Simon Norfolk

Glacier 1987, Mount Kenya 2014 by Simon Norfolk

Fishing net checking, Vietnam 2014 by Hoang Long Ly

Fishing net checking, Vietnam 2014 by Hoang Long Ly

Plastic tree #20, Bolivia 2014 by Eduardo Leal

Plastic tree #20, Bolivia 2014 by Eduardo Leal

Berber 2, Turkey 2011 by Hayri Kodal

Berber 2, Turkey 2011 by Hayri Kodal

Cladonia Forest, USA 2014 by Matthew Cicanese

Cladonia Forest, USA 2014 by Matthew Cicanese

The Devil’s gold, Indonesia 2014 by Luca Catalano Gonzaga

The Devil’s gold, Indonesia 2014 by Luca Catalano Gonzaga

Sandstorm in the city, Kuwait 2011 by Rizalde Cayanan

Sandstorm in the city, Kuwait 2011 by Rizalde Cayanan

Beauty Salon, Lagos, Nigeria 2014 by Petrut Calinescu

Beauty Salon, Lagos, Nigeria 2014 by Petrut Calinescu

Retrace our steps, Fukushima 2014 by Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression

Retrace our steps, Fukushima 2014 by Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression

Collecting crabs, Satkhira 2014 by Kazi Riasat Alve

Collecting crabs, Satkhira 2014 by Kazi Riasat Alve

 

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