Earth Photo 2020 Call for Entries





Earth Photo is an innovative competition and exhibition developed jointly by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) which reflects the organisations’ common interest in enabling a better understanding of the world around us through our complementary disciplines of the Environment and Geography. Earth Photo will focus on photographs or films which describe one of the following subjects; People, Place, Nature and Changing Forests. We are delighted to announce that for the 2020 exhibition we have a special category; Climate Change, to mark COP26, The UN climate change summit in Glasgow in November 2020. The best in each category will be awarded £250 each.

We believe that photography has a profound national and international influence and that a picture is worth a thousand words; images continue to influence public understanding of the world around us and convey meaning and emotion beyond the barriers of language.

Earth Photo’s main objective is to reveal the story behind the pictures: informing, entertaining and engaging audiences of all kinds and encouraging conversations to begin about their subjects. Earth Photo will enable the viewer not only to appreciate a single or group sequence of images, but also to understand the ‘back story’ to a picture.

The Earth Photo exhibition will be a free exhibition presented to audiences at the Royal Geographical Society, London from June to August 2020 and on a national tour to a number of Forestry England forests.SELECTORS

The exhibition and awards will be selected by an expert panel of selectors from the fields of Photography, Film, Geography and Environment. The selection panel of distinguished photographers, curators, geographers, environmentalists, and writers are listed below. The panel will be chaired by the award winning photographer, Marissa Roth.

The competition is open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages. Entrants are invited to submit up to 10 still photographs or films. All photographs and films entered must have been completed since 1 January 2019.  All entrants must ensure that the quality of their entries meets the competition’s criteria as stated in the Rules and Guidelines.

Entry is by online submission through this website, and deadline for entry is by 10am (BST) on Tuesday 7 April 2020. All entrants are asked to ensure they have read all Rules and Guidelines before entering.

The competition’s overall themes and categories are People, Place, Nature, Changing Forests and Climate Change.

Prizes Details: 


First Prize: A special prize will be awarded to one outstanding photographer.

Winners will also be selected for each of the categories and awarded £250 each:




Changing Forests

Special Category: Climate Change

A prize will also be awarded for a Short Film.

The overall Earth Photo 2020 Winner and all the other prize winners will be announced during the exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society, London. One of the world’s finest collections of photography, artwork and mapping which records over 500 years of travel, people, place and geographical discovery from the 1480s to the present day.


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Fee Detail: 
£15 per entry
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Opening, December 2019 – in Rome and broadcasted worldwide!

Mattatoio, Rome, Italy

“Connexion Festival” is a cultural, educational, and collaborative project curated by the students of the Master in Arts and Culture Management of the Rome Business School (RBS). It proposes a unique exhibition and curatorial experience, featuring students based in more than 100 countries worldwide. This blended managerial and curatorial approach is the very core of Connexion Festival, whose objective is to become a yearly education appointment for international students, artists, and viewers to focus on current events characterizing our history: in Rome, as will be the physical exhibition, and simultaneously across the globe, like the net of international students reached virtually. 
This approach echoes the famous chaos theory of the ‘Butterfly Effect’ that celebrates the importance of little happenings in a given part of the world, to then trigger a wider phenomenon reverberating on a global scale.
This year’s theme will be the environment, analyzed from three sub-topics that are natural, spiritual, and virtual (environments). Artists applying to the call should either select a work from their portfolio and verbalize why and how it refers to one of three sub-topics; or propose an ad hoc project for the edition (see the ‘Technical List’ below for more details). Applicants should moreover send their CV and/or artistic portfolio to connexionfestival@gmail.com by November 7th. International artists of any media, age, sex can apply. Received applications will be evaluated in consideration of the project’s formal qualities, conceptual elaboration, link to the edition’s theme, and artist’s portfolio. All selected applicants will be informed via mail on November 20th and will have time to confirm their seat by November 24th. After that term, the Curation team may nominate other candidates.
Selected artists will have full assistance throughout the exhibition installation process; a fully-documented curated catalogue (English) with pictures of the exhibition and of the works; social-media (and not only) coverage. 
Travel expenses, costs of material, transportation and accommodation are in charge on the artists.



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