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EARTH PHOTO: CALL FOR ENTRIES
Photographers, both amateur and professional, are invited to submit up to ten photographs or films for the inaugural edition of Earth Photo. 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.
Shortlisted works will be exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society, London in Summer 2018, before touring 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.
A range of Prizes will be awarded including opportunities with Forestry Commission England; editorial coverage by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and inclusion in their world-renowned Picture Library; four Prizes for dedicated subject categories – People, Nature, Place and Change; a Next Generation Award for outstanding emerging talent; and a Short Film Award.
The exhibition and awards will be chosen by an expert panel of selectors from the fields of Photography, Film, Geography and Ecology. The dynamic 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 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. Entry is by online submission through earthphoto.artopps.co.uk, and deadline for entry is by 5pm (BST) on Monday 18 June.
For further details, please visit: www.earthphoto.world or contact Parker Harris (Project Managers).
E. [email protected] T. 020 3653 0896.
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: By entering the Competition, you grant Earth Photo a non-exclusive licence to reproduce, publish and communicate your entry to the public by exhibiting your entry through all media throughout the world in relation to the Earth Photo. This includes, but is not limited to: the judging process; the exhibition and tour; inclusion in an Earth Photo catalogue or book; online galleries; promotional, press and marketing materials associated with the Earth Photo; and associated merchandising. Earth Photo is allowed to pass on any entry to online and print publications to be used either for editorial or image based promotion only in relation to the Earth Photo, with full credit given to the photographer. Other commercial opportunities, such as third-party licensing, may exist for photographers to benefit from the use of any selected entry. Where such a commercial benefit is likely to arise, permission will be sought by the Earth Photo in advance. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition you accept that your entry may be exhibited by Earth Photo or other exhibitions organised as part of the Earth Photo. Earth Photo reserves the right to reproduce any entry for exhibition purposes.
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