Between the winners of Ciwem environmental photographer of the year 2009

Honored to be a part of The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2009 .

Award: Quality of life (HC)

A full list of winners, runner ups and highly commended entries can be found on the CIWEM’s site

General info:
CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year is one of the fastest growing photographic competitions in the world. In 2009, 2,500 pictures were entered from over 60 countries including Serbia, Jamaica, Belarus, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Romania, India, South Africa, Australia, Israel, USA, China, Belgium, Vietnam and the UK. The categories were Mott MacDonald’s Changing Climates; Black & Veatch’s World of Difference; Quality of Life; The Natural World; and the Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 21).
Judge Nick Reeves, CIWEM’s Executive Director, said:
“Year on year, the Environmental Photographer of the Year keeps growing – we’re up by 44 percent on 2008, with entries representing a huge geographical and cultural mix. This shows an increased willingness on the public’s part to highlight the challenges that face them on an everyday basis, and an increased appreciation for the wonder and beauty that surrounds us. Protecting our environment is the most pressing problem we face and the Environmental Photographer of the Year is becoming one of the most important competitions in the photographic calendar. Congratulations to all of our fabulous winners.”
The 2009 exhibition programme was launched in October at both Bewdley Festival in Worcestershire and in a professional art gallery in Covent Garden. The Private View in Covent Garden was attended by nearly 300 people, including high level environmentalists such as Lord Chris Smith and consultancy directors, EPOTY winners, press and gallery contacts, and the exhibition was seen by nearly 600 people, including environmental professionals, local business employees, photographers, passers-bys and tourists from as varied countries as Germany, USA, Italy, Israel, India, Spain, Brazil and New Zealand. The feedback was incredibly positive – a small selection of the comments made by visitors include:
“Thank you for these extraordinary pictures.”
“Excellent – a meaningful lunch break.”
“Incredible, I loved it all. I will be back next year.”

Media Coverage:

See some of the fantastic media coverage CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year 2009 has received so far:
The Guardian
The Telegraph
The Independent
BBC

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