Thu, Feb 22|
Fee: £15 / Prize: £1000 + More
Earth Photo 2024 – Call for Entries
Theme: Environmental. Photography and film are the most powerful mediums of our time, they enable us to convey meaning and provoke deep emotional responses far beyond the barriers of language. Now, more than ever they also play an influential role in how we see, represent and understand the world..
Deadline / Fee / Prize:
Feb 22, 2024, 11:30 PM
Fee: £15 / Prize: £1000 + More
Photography and film are the most powerful mediums of our time, they enable us to convey meaning and provoke deep emotional responses far beyond the barriers of language. Now, more than ever they also play an influential role in how we see, represent and understand the world around us. This is especially important as we face the interconnected impacts of the climate breakdown, decline of biodiversity and rapid environmental change which have led to the degradation of ecosystems everywhere. Our precious air, rivers, oceans, lands and food are affected by plastic waste, pollutants and destruction, leading to extinction, epidemics and pandemics. Connected to this is rising inequality and deterioration of human rights, alongside the worsening injustices faced by indigenous communities. Simultaneously we also witness incredible stories of rewilding, species reintegration and positive action towards the preservation and care for the planet's resources, inhabitants and ecosystems through research and resilience programmes. All these perspectives and more are what Earth Photo is focused on bringing to the fore. Established in 2018, Earth Photo is a world-leading international programme dedicated to engaging with still and moving image makers. Working across multiple genres sharing the prescient issues affecting the climate and life on our planet. Our main objective is to reveal the narratives behind the pictures, informing, entertaining and engaging audiences while encouraging conversations about our world, its peoples, environments, and the changing climate. The category for submissions is completely open, we encourage practitioners of all ages, working in all genres, to send us their most compelling works as relevant to the focus of Earth Photo. Alongside this we have developed a stellar selection of awards, plus a range of collaborations with national and international arts organisations to increase exposure and opportunities for practitioners and audiences. We are excited for you to evolve with us on this journey and look forward to seeing your work. Earth Photo is co-directed by Forestry England, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Parker Harris. Each year we organise an open call followed by an awards presentation, exhibitions, and events. For our 2024 open call, we are inviting submissions from still and moving image makers from anywhere in the world who have a compelling story to share. We are looking for work that communicates about the world around us and makes us think differently, capturing nature, people, place, forests, the environment, lands and seascapes, and the varied impacts of, and adaptations to, climate change. Submissions can consist of any genre of photography and moving image but must tell powerful stories about our planet: its inhabitants and lands, the dynamic link between environmental and social issues, its exquisite beauty and power, and also its fragility.