Environmental and water management charity CIWEM, free streaming platform dedicated to the future of our planet WaterBear, world-leading provider of imaging products and services Nikon, the world’s largest global platform to buy, sell and trade used photo and video kit MPB, and exhibition sponsor Arup have launched the search for The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2022.

The competition will continue to spotlight the most inspirational environmental photography from across the globe and provide an international platform to raise awareness for the environmental issues that put our planet at risk.

Competition organised by CIWEM and WaterBear

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) is a Royal Chartered independent professional body and a registered charity in the United Kingdom working internationally to advance the practice of water and environmental management. CIWEM represents a community of 30,000 professionals with a shared vision for a safe and sustainable world. 

WaterBear is a free streaming platform and publisher that brings inspiration and action together. WaterBear is the home of award-winning and sustainably certified films that you can stream at any time, and on any device for free.

WaterBear encourages its community  to switch from mindless scrolling and engage with entertaining films that cover a breadth of topics in the environmental and humanitarian space. Working alongside hundreds of planet partners, both brands & NGOs to produce original content that entertains people into action by making it effortlessly easy.

Enjoy the act of saving our planet. Sign up for real change: https://join.waterbear.com/

Nikon is a world-leading provider of imaging products and services. Its innovative optics technology - from consumer and professional cameras to lenses, system accessories, and sport and recreational optics - is powered by over 100 years of experience. The brand is globally recognised for setting new standards in design and performance, with Nikon’s revolutionary Z series mirrorless cameras and NIKKOR Z lenses representing a new dimension of optical performance. Nikon is committed to leading imaging culture and enables some of the world’s best visual artists to reach their creative potential through visual storytelling. For more information about Nikon’s award-winning products please visit www.europe-nikon.com.

MPB is the largest global platform to buy, sell and trade used photo and video kit. We are the simple, safe and circular way to trade, upgrade and get paid for kit. Our business model is 100% circular. All packaging is 100% plastic free. We’ve served more than 625,000 visual storytellers and in the last year, they have recirculated more than 485,000 cameras, lenses and accessories. MPB is trusted by thousands of visual storytellers in the UK.​ For more information visit www.mpb.com.

Supported by Arup

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world. Find out more at www.arup.com.