Image: David Jenner, Splitting The Trees - Bedgebury Pinetum, shortlisted for Earth Photo 2018 


The 2019 deadline for entries has now closed.

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 by Forestry 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 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 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.

The selected images are available to view on this website HERE.

The selected images will be on show at the Royal Geographical Society’s gallery on Exhibition Road, London from 6 July – 22 August and also on tour at Fineshade Wood, Corby 6 July – 4 September 2019, Moors Valley Country Park & Forest, Dorset 30 September – 15 December 2019 and Grizedale Forest, Cumbria 19 December 2019 – 28 April 2020. Visiting the exhibition is free.