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

Call for entries to Earth Photo 2020

Covid-19/Coronavirus update:

An image is worth a thousand words. Now more than ever, we believe in the power of photography to celebrate the natural world, create conversations about our environment, and bring us together. 

With the need for us all to look after each other, follow government guidelines and stay at home, the Earth Photo 2020 call for entries was extended until 2 June 2020. Details about changes to the exhibitions can be found below. 

Earth Photo 2020 | Competition now closed, thank you for your entries

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.

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

Photographers, both amateur and professional, were invited to submit photographs or films relevant to the following categories: People, Place, NatureChanging Forests and Climate Change, a new category to mark COP26, the UN climate change summit in Glasgow now due to be held in 2021.

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.

The competition is now closed. Thank you for your entries.

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.

These physical exhibitions, as well as an Earth Photo Awards Ceremony, are postponed until later in the year due to Covid-19. A virtual gallery opening summer 2020 will showcase all of the shortlisted images. 

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

For full details including entry rules, guidelines and FAQs:

Visit the Earth Photo website 


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David Alpert, 'March of the Echinoderms 1' (2018)

Be inspired by last year's selections