In the 2018 award season there will be a new award given out by the World Press Photo. One specifically on the environment. You can read more about the award and more at the World Press Photo site here.
Micha Bruinvels, director of contests at the World Press Photo Foundation:
“Human impact on the environment is one of the most important issues of our time. For the upcoming contest, we have added the category Environment. This allows us to reward and support imagery reporting on this topic, including stories that report on solutions. We have also decided to discontinue the Daily Life category. Quality work of this important perspective of life can be seen in, and has been entered into, the Long-Term Projects category since its introduction three years ago. We believe these changes create a more comprehensive visual perception of today’s society.”
The 2018 Photo Contest will feature a new category this year – the Environment, with both singles and stories being rewarded – along with small changes to the focus of the Contemporary Issues and Nature categories. The Daily Life category has been discontinued.
Environment category: Single pictures (EN) or stories (ENS) documenting human impact, positive or negative, on the environment.
All single pictures must have been shot in 2017.
All story pictures must have been shot in 2016 or 2017. At least one picture in a story must have been shot in 2017 or first published in 2017.
Story entries must contain between 2 and 10 pictures.
All pictures shot in 2017 will be eligible for the World Press Photo of the Year award.
Will you be submitting shots for this new award? The contest begins December 1st, 2017.