Image: David Jenner, Splitting The Trees - Bedgebury Pinetum, shortlisted for Earth Photo 2018
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES 5PM ON 6 MAY 2019
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 by Forestry Commission England and the Royal Geographical Society(with the Institute of British Geographers) Earth Photo aims to stimulate conversations about our world, its inhabitants and our treatment of both.
All photographs and films submitted must be relevant to at least one of the following four categories: PEOPLE, PLACE, NATURE and CHANGING FORESTS. An expert panel will select around 50 works to be exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society, London from 6 July – 22 August 2019, before beginning a national tour of a number of Forestry Commission England forests. The panel will select an overall winner as well as one winner within each category: awards include cash prizes, editorial opportunities facilitated by RGS (with IBG) and opportunities with Forestry Commission England. A number of artists will also be eligible for a Next Generation Award and a Short Film Award. The award-winning photographer, Marissa Roth, will chair the selection panel. Marissa was part of the Los Angeles Times team that won the Pulitzer Prize for the LA riots. She has also work for Newsweek, The New York Times and has had countless exhibitions internationally.