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JONK 'Coffee shop, Abkhazia region of Georgia' (2019)
Photo credit: JONK 'Coffee shop, Abkhazia region of Georgia' (2019)

Earth Photo 2020

Earth Photo 2020 | See the shortlisted images and prize winners

Photographers, both amateur and professional, were 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.

A selection of the shortlisted images will be on display at Moors Valley, and Grizedale between Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021. You can also see all 54 photos and videos shortlisted in a virtual exhibition online now.

Yanrong Guo, ‘Miss’ (2019)
Photo credit: Yanrong Guo, ‘Miss’ (2019)

An expert panel, chaired by award-winning photographer Marissa Roth, shortlisted 54 photographs and videos by 35 artists. This selection is being exhibited at stunning forest locations across England and the Royal Geographical Society, London.

Categories include People, Place, Nature, Changing Forests and A Climate of Change. A Climate of change, the competition’s newest category, marks the UN climate change summit COP26 which will be held in Glasgow next year.

Winners for each category, as well as an overall winner, were announced on 8 December. They are:

  • Place category winner & overall winner: Jonk, 'Coffee Shop, Abkhazia region of Georgia' (2019); 'Hotel, Portugal' (2019); 'Swimming Pool, Italy' (2019) and 'Theater, Abkhazia' (2019)
  • People category winner: Yanrong Guo, ‘Miss’ (2019)
  • Nature category winner: Yi Sun, ‘Dryland Farming, Study 7’ (2019)
  • Changing Forests category winner: Charles Xelot, ‘Dead Tree #1’ (2020)
  • A Climate of Change category winner: Joe Habben, ‘In Moleca’ (2019)
  • Video category winner: Sean Gallagher, ‘Cambodia Burning’ (2020)

Too see these incredible winning images, as well as the others shortlisted entries, visit the virtual online exhibition or plan your visit to one our stunning forest exhibitions

Selected images and video from the shortlist will be exhibited at three Forestry England sites between Autumn and Spring, including:

Moors Valley Country Park & Forest, Dorset - 24 October 2020 - 19 April 2021

Grizedale Forest, Cumbria - Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions

Dalby Forest, Yorkshire - Due to Tier 3 restriction this exhibition is now closed

The full shortlist will be shown at Royal Geographic Society (with IBG), London, in 2021.

Yi Sun, ‘Dryland Farming, Study 7’ (2019)
Photo credit: Yi Sun, ‘Dryland Farming, Study 7’ (2019)

Discover this year's shortlisted works and prize winners: 

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Ly Hoang Long 'Red Net Mending' (2020)
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

Earth Photo, the international competition and outdoor exhibition created by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), is delighted to reveal the winners of its 2020 competition, chosen from a shortlist of 50 photographs and four films.

Doug Fogelson 'Anthem No 12' (2019)
Currently closed due to lockdown restrictions
Currently Closed

The Exhibition is currently closed due to lockdown restrictions.

54 photographs and films which stimulate conversations about our world, its inhabitants and our treatment of both have been shortlisted for Earth Photo 2020, an international photography project developed jointly by Forestry England and the Royal Geographic Society (with IBG).