Shortlisted Earth Photo entry by David Rippin, 'Forest Depths' (2018)
Photo credit: David Rippin 'Forest Depths' (2018)

Call for entries to Earth Photo 2020

Earth Photo 2020, now open for entries

Photographers, both amateur and professional, are invited to submit up to ten photographs or films to Earth Photo, an international photography competition and exhibition. Developed jointly with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Earth Photo aims to stimulate conversations about the world, its inhabitants and our treatment of both.

Trees in the shape of a cross
Mark Benham, 'Forest of the Crosses #4' (2018)

Photographers, both amateur and professional, are invited to submit photographs or films relevant to the following categories: People, Place, NatureChanging Forests and Climate Change, a new category for 2020 to mark COP26, the UN climate change summit in Glasgow this November.

Winners will be selected and prizes given for each of the categories and a special prize awarded to one outstanding photographer. A prize will also be awarded for a Short Film.

Entry is by online submission and the deadline for entry is by 10 am (BST) on Tuesday 7 April 2020

An expert panel, chaired by award-winning photographer Marissa Roth, will select around 50 works to be exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society, London and at a series of stunning forest locations across England.

The overall Earth Photo 2020 winner and all the other prize winners will be announced during the opening event of the exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society and will be free to view there from 13 July - 20 August 2020.

At the same time, the images will go on display in a fantastic outdoor exhibition at Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire and will continue their tour in autumn 2020 to Grizedale Forest in Cumbria and Moors Valley in Dorset.

Elisabetta Zavoli, 'The Landfill Midwife' (2018)
Photo credit: Elisabetta Zavoli, 'The Landfill Midwife' (2018)

For full details on how to take part including entry rules, guidelines and FAQs:

Visit the Earth Photo website 


Forestry England | Royal Geographical Society | Parker Harris
David Alpert, 'March of the Echinoderms 1' (2018)

Be inspired by last year's selections