Land Rover is partnering with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) 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.
Earth Photo 2021 breaks new ground in a long partnership. Land Rover has worked with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) 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 Colour and Materials, joins the judging panel for 2021. Amy said: “People are increasingly aware of their impact on the planet; from the things they buy to what they eat and how they live. Land Rover continues to develop more responsible, sustainable material options, such as premium alternatives to leather and recycled polymers for our interiors.
“The Royal Geographical Society’s Earth Photo competition is a powerful way to encourage debate and change and I’m excited to be joining the judging panel.”
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.