The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2018 is looking for the best environmental photography from around the world, with entries closing on 31 July 2018 at 16:00 (BST).
The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers and 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.
The competition consists of five categories, which each relate to different aspects of the environment. These are
- Environmental Photographer of the Year
- Changing Climates Prize
- Built Environment Prize
- Sustainability in Practice Prize
- Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 21)
Winners have the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes, including up to £2,000, an Olympus camera and have the chance for their photographs to be showcased around the world.
The competition will close on 31 July 2018. To find out more about the Environmental Photographer of the Year, including how to enter, previous winners, and opportunities to sponsor, visit www.ciwem.org/epoty .
Photo caption: Flight of the Rays, Florian Schulz, Mexico, Environmental Photographer of the Year 2010.