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Earth Photo

Photographers, both amateur and professional, are invited to submit up to ten photographs or films for the inaugural edition of Earth Photo.

Entry is by online submission through, and deadline for entry is by 5pm (BST) on Monday 18 June.

The international photography competition and exhibition, developed jointly by Forestry Commission England and the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), aims to enable a better understanding of the world around us through project partners’ complementary disciplines of Geography and the Environment. Earth Photo will focus on four key themes - People, Nature, Place and Change.

Earth Photo entry - Michael JennerShortlisted works will be exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society, London in Summer 2018, and tour to Forestry Commission England locations including: Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Kent; Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire; and Grizedale Forest in the heart of the Lake District, Cumbria.

The exhibition and awards will be chosen by an expert panel of selectors from the fields of Photography, Film, Geography and Ecology. The selection panel comprises: Yvonne Barmettler, Natural History Museum, Basel, Switzerland; Levon Biss, Photographer; Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK; Harry Hook, Photographer; Deborah Ireland, Author and Curator; Simon Norfolk, Photographer; Paul Presley, Editor, Geographical Magazine; Lisa Rebori, Vice President of Collections, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, USA; and Ian Gambles, Director, Forestry Commission England.

Earth Photo entry - Michael Jenner.jpgEarth Photo is open to both national and international photographers of all ages. All photographs and films entered must have been completed since 1 January 2016 and meet the competition’s criteria as stated in the Rules and Guidelines.

For further details, please visit: or contact Parker Harris (Project Managers).
E. T. 020 3653 0896


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Last updated: 10th May 2018

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