Land Rover and Royal Geographical Society launch 2021 ‘Earth Photo’ Challenge
Land Rover is partnering with the Royal Geographical Society to launch the 2021 Earth Photo competition – inspiring people to get out into the landscape and appreciate their surroundings.
Earth Photo is an international photography competition that aims to promote environmental and geographical issues by revealing the stories behind the winning images and videos. Entries are now open, with exhibitions of winning and shortlisted images and videos in the summer and autumn. Land Rover has worked with the Royal Geographical Society on fieldwork and expeditions for more than 40 years, providing vehicles and expertise, and funding training and outreach projects.
Laura Wood, Head of Global PR Brand & Partnerships, Jaguar Land Rover, said, “Land Rover has always enabled people to make more of their world, so we are delighted to support the Royal Geographical Society’s Earth Photo competition. By going above and beyond to capture extraordinary images, professional and amateur photographers alike can help make a positive difference, enabling a wider vision of our world.”
Alasdair MacLeod, Head of Enterprise and Resources at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), said, “We believe photography and film have a profound international influence and that images and videos speak most powerfully to viewers and convey meaning and emotion beyond the barriers of language. Working with Land Rover marks a new chapter for this important international competition. Land Rover’s history of exploration and ability to tackle the toughest terrain makes it the ideal partner for Earth Photo.”
Amy Frascella, Land Rover's Director of Color and Materials, joins the judging panel for 2021. Earth Photo has five award categories: People, Place, Nature, Changing Forests and A Climate of Change. Last year’s competition drew 2,600 entries from all over the world. Entrants will be encouraged to take photographs and videos when it’s safe to do so, coronavirus restrictions permitting. The annual competition and exhibitions are jointly developed and hosted by the Society with Land Rover and Forestry England and supported by leading visual arts consultancy Parker Harris. All details regarding how to enter the competition can be found here: https://earthphoto.artopps.co.uk.