CEFF International Environmental Photography Contest and Exhibition

Creative photography ranging in style from traditional to avant-garde.


Each year our contest seeks creative photographic images ranging in style and technique from traditional to avant-garde, symbolizing the many different world communities that need to come together to overcome today’s daunting environmental challenges. Images selected for prizes and exhibition successfully educate, motivate, or passionately move audiences to engage in preserving our environment!

In addition to valuable prizes awarded to the best photograph in each category (plus the Grand Prize and People’s Choice award), images are seen by regional, national, and international audiences of collectors, curators, writers, and others from the environmental community. We strive to give winners and selected finalists numerous opportunities to be recognized for their accomplishments by showcasing their work in a variety of locations and publications.

Winning images will be exhibited at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado; featured on our website and social media; and promoted through press releases and partner publications.

In our continuing partnership with the Denver Theatre District, select winning and finalist images (those that will display the best in this unique format) will be projected on the Daniels & Fisher Tower in Downtown Denver as a part of Night Lights Denver during February of 2022.

These unique opportunities give photographers extraordinary exposure, help to spread our powerful message, and significantly expand our audience.


$3000 in Cash Prizes
plus over $3500 worth of product awards from out Sponsors


Open to photographers worldwide age 13 and older

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

As a contest entrant (or the parent or guardian for the Youth Division), you retain ownership over or rights to the content that you submit to us. Such content may include, but is not limited to photographs, video, text, audio and other materials. By submitting content to the contest, you grant CEFF, its directors, officers, employees, representatives, contractors, agents, volunteers, judges, sponsors, partners, affiliates, successors and all others involved in the contest on CEFF's direction or behalf (collectively, "we", or "us") a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, sub licensable, perpetual license to display, distribute, publish and otherwise use the content in electronic or printed form (including promotional activities for this and future contests and exhibitions) along with your name and likeness, solely in connection with the contest and exhibition. We will never sell your content or rights to your content without written permission from you with payment terms acceptable to both parties. You represent and warrant to us that you have the right to grant us this right over the content, and that you will indemnify us for loss resulting from a breach of this warranty and defend us against claims regarding the same. Your further agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from any loss, claim, expense or demand, including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or in connection with the contest (including, but not limited to submissions, exhibitions, promotion, or events), or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.


Environmental Landscape Nature Wildlife Aerial Abstract Alternative process Culture Digital Art Documentary Fine Art Macro/Micro Multi-categories Panoramic People Photomanipulation Travel Underwater Black and White Seascapes Portrait