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Picture It: Your Environment photo competition

Published on 08/09/17

Capture your local environment with a photo and you could be in with a chance to win an expenses-paid trip to the naming ceremony of the new polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough.  

Environmental science is vital to us and the health of the planet. From tracking invasive species, to cleaning up the air where we live, to keeping the lights on or getting food on our plates. It affects us all, every day.

The Picture It: Your Environment photo competition is an opportunity for you to get creative and explore how you interact with your environment.

Your photo could be of a rock pool, a beautiful forest, or even mould growing around an old window frame. NERC wants to see photos that show the beauty of the environment and environmental science and its impact on you. All entries must be accompanied by a 1-2 sentence summary describing how the photo captures the effect of the environment or environmental science on you.

Tweet about the competition using #Enviromoment.

Twelve entries will be shortlisted by our esteemed panel of judges: Fiona Shields (Head of Pictures at The Guardian), Professor Iain Stewart (BBC presenter and lecturer at the University of Plymouth) and NERC's Ned Garnett (Associate Director of Research). Images will be judged on their originality, visual appeal, the summary you provide and how they capture the impact of environmental science on you. The twelve images will be displayed at our UnEarthed showcase in Edinburgh, where visitors will be able to vote for their favourite. The winners will be announced on 22 November 2017.

PRIZES: The winner of each category will receive an expenses-paid invitation to the ceremonial naming of the RRS Sir David Attenborough in autumn 2018.

The competition is open to all UK residents aged 11 and over. The three categories are: 11-17 years old, 18 and over, and NERC (NERC head office and centre staff and NERC-funded academics).

Entries must be submitted digitally via the online entry form ( Please read the terms and conditions before entering.

The closing date for entries is 13 October 2017. Good luck!