Earth Photo entry by Aennor Bleu, 'Party's Over' (2019)
Photo credit: Aennor Bleu, 'Party's Over' (2019)

#MyEarthPhoto competition

Are you 15-18 years old and passionate about photography and climate change?

Enter your work to the #MyEarthPhoto competition for a chance to be exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society, London and at a series of beautiful forest locations across England, as part of the Earth Photo 2020 exhibition.

The winning picture will be selected by a panel of experts and the winning photographer will be invited to the Earth Photo award ceremony as well as receiving a Forestry England Membership and £100 Go Ape voucher!

Three runners up will also receive a Forestry England Membership to a forest of their choice.

The theme: Climate and me

We're looking for a single image that shows what this climate of change means for you.

  • How does global warming affect you and those you know?
  • Do you see a visible impact in the natural world around you?
  • How does it make you feel and how are you inspired to fight for change? 
  • What are the positive changes you see around you? How are we adapting?
  • How can we work together to continue adapting to our changing climate?

How to enter 

Simply post your photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #MyEarthPhoto and tag us with @forestryengland. If your account is private, you'll need to direct message your entry to us instead, along with the hashtag, so that we are able to see it.

Feel free to include some accompanying text to explaining how your photograph fits the brief. If your work is selected for the exhibition, we'll need a good quality photo for printing - so make sure you hang onto the original file. 

The deadline for entry is midnight Sunday 30 August 2020.

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

Looking for inspiration? Visit the Earth Photo 2020 gallery to see this year's shortlisted photographs.

View gallery

Forestry England | Royal Geographical Society | Parker Harris


Plastic bottles floating among trees
Elizabeth Streeter, RAW South America - Changing Forests, 2019

Selection process 

Entries will be judged anonymously by a panel of experts in the fields of art, photography and the environment. The panel includes:

Simon Norfolk, Award winning landscape photographer.

Andrew Stringer, Environment and Forest Planning Manager at Forestry England.

Hazel Stone, Arts Development Manager at Forestry England.

The judges will concentrate on looking for the following qualities in submitted entries:

Impact – does the image illustrate immediate, subtle or resonant messages about climate change?

Creativity - To what extent does the applicant show creative thinking, thoughtfulness and originality?

Composition – Does the image clearly show consider consideration of perspective, balance and clarity of meaning?

Key dates 

The deadline for entry is midnight Sunday 30 August 2020.

Winner's and runners up will be informed on or before Friday 11 September 2020.

Competition terms and conditions: 

  • You must be between the ages of 15 - 18 to enter this competition.  If you are under 18, you must have parental permission to enter.
  • Valid entries are those photos submitted on Instagram or Twitter, including the hashtag #MyEarthPhoto, and tagging @forestryengland where possible - posted between Saturday 25 July 2020 – Sunday 30 August 2020.
  • The winner will be chosen by a panel of experts at Forestry England and will be contacted via their entry. 
  • The winning photographer will be invited to the Earth Photo award ceremony in London as well as receiving a £100 Go Ape gift voucher and Forestry England Membership to a forest of their choice. This excludes Bedgebury Pinetum and Westonbirt Arboretum. Three runners up will also receive a Membership of their choosing.
  • The £100 Go Ape voucher will be generated once the winner has been chosen and will be valid for one year from that date. It can be redeemed at all 34 UK locations on any activity or merchandise. The voucher is non-refundable and no cash alternative will be provided.
  • There is no cash alternative to the prizes stated, and the prizes are not transferable. The prizes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions. If winners are unable to take the prize for whatever reason a redraw will take place.
  • The closing time and date for the competition is midnight Sunday 30 August 2020. Winner's and runners up will be informed on or before Friday 11 September 2020.
  • By posting any images as entries to the competition, you are agreeing that the photo can be used by Forestry England to promote this contest and future Earth Photo contests. 
  • During the competition, a selection of the entries will be shared across our social media channels.
  • Forestry England's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered in to.
  • The competition is open to people who are aged 15-18 years of age between Wednesday 15 July 2020 – Wednesday 30 August 2020. Entries from all countries are welcome. 
  • Entry implies acceptance into these terms and conditions. The entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions. By entering, you accept to and be bound by the terms and conditions.
  • Forestry England reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should circumstances outside its control make this necessary.
  • Forestry England reserves the right to cancel, amend, withdraw, terminate or temporarily suspend this promotion in the event of unforeseen circumstances or technical reason outside its control, with no liability to any entrants or third parties but will use all reasonable endeavours to avoid consumer disappointment.


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