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The past year has shown us we can adapt and introduce urgent measures when a crisis hits, yet when it comes to the climate crisis we’re lagging behind. This is the time for us to use the power of photography to change perspectives and open eyes around the world to the climate crisis.

That’s why we’ve partnered with MPB to bring this new category to The EyeEm Awards 2021. MPB is the world’s largest online platform for used photography and videography equipment, recirculating 300,000 cameras and lenses every year and extending the life and creative potential of kit for visual storytellers around the world. Using guidelines supplied by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, MPB proactively measures its circularity so it can set targets to continually improve its environmental performance and green credentials.

The Environmentalist is about picturing the life of our Earth and those who inhabit it. We want to uncover stories and visualize beyond what we see all the time. We want to celebrate photography that showcases life on Earth today and shows what it will mean for tomorrow.

Can you use photography to breathe life into our Earth’s narrative?

Category Winners

  • 1st: from €1,000 + Fjorden xEyeEm Professional Smartphone Camera Grip
  • 2nd: from €500
  • 3rd: from €250

Plus, every entry ticket purchased will contribute to increasing this year’s cash prizes.

All Finalists

  • Exhibited at The EyeEm Awards Exhibition in Berlin  
  • Announced at The EyeEm Awards Ceremony at Berlin Photo Week 2021
  • Published in The EyeEm Magazine
  • Showcased in our 12-month virtual EyeEm Awards Exhibition

How to Submit

  • Step One: Get your entry ticket for $5 (using your EyeEm account email)
  • Step Two:  Follow the instructions in your confirmation email and head to the EyeEm Missions page
  • Step Three: Submit your photos to your choice of categories

Get Inspired

Szabo Ervin-Edward

Denise Kwong

Christian Aslund

Noel Dong

Johannes Hulsch




When you submit your photos to any of the Awards categories you also secure the chance to become our Photographer of The Year or win our Best Mobile Photo prize.

Get Your Entry Ticket

Every entry ticket purchased will contribute to increasing this year’s cash prizes.