Dear Mr Sean Casey,
Apologies if you are not the correct person to approach, but I am hoping you may be able to assist in spreading the word about The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2010 competition to your members, friends and colleagues.
CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) runs the Environmental Photographer of the Year, which is one of the fastest growing photographic competitions in the world. In 2009 we received nearly 2,500 entries from photographers in over 60 countries.
This is a serious competition that seeks to celebrate photographers who use their ability to raise awareness of environmental and social issues. It is open to all professional and amateur international photographers of any ages and encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, experimental, resonant, original and beautiful.
The categories are:
Mott MacDonald’s Changing Climates
The Natural World
Quality of Life
Innovation in the Environment (New)
The Underwater World (New)
A View From the Western World (New)
CIWEM’s Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 16 & Under 21)
The judging panel is made up of some of the most respected environmental photographers in the industry, including Gary Braasch, winner of the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, as well as senior environmentalists. Individual pieces of work will be judged on impact, creativity, composition, originality and technical abilities. Winners receive cash prizes, and all winning and highly commended entries are displayed in the international Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibitions. Copyright is retained by the photographer (see terms and conditions at www.ciwem.org/arts/photographer).
I hope you may be able to forward this email onto your contacts, encouraging them to enter via www.ciwem.org/arts/photographer. As I said, this is for professional and amateur photographers, so we actively encourage those with a general interest in the environment to enter as well. The competition is open until 5pm on 31st July 2010.
Many thanks and best wishes,
Press and Marketing Officer
Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM),
15 John Street
London, WC1N 2EB
Tel: 020 7831 3110
Registered Charity No. 1043409
CIWEM is an independent professional body and a registered charity, advancing the science and practice of water and environmental management for a clean, green and sustainable world.