15 March 2021

  • Land Rover and Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) extend partnership to include global photography competition and exhibition
  • Earth Photo 2021 aims to promote discussion of environmental and geographical issues through photos and videos
  • Leading Land Rover designer Amy Frascella joins judging panel
  • Land Rover has worked with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) for over 40 years
  • Entries now open for 2021 competition. Visit:

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 Color 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. All details regarding how to enter the competition can be found here:

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About Land Rover

Founded in 1948, Land Rover designs, engineers, and manufactures its vehicles in the United Kingdom. For over 70 years the brand has built a reputation for providing its clientele with some of the most luxurious and capable vehicles in the world; whether driving through the heart of the city or traversing the countryside on- and off-road. Today's Land Rover lineup includes the Defender; Discovery and Discovery Sport; Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs. For more information, visit the official Land Rover website at


About Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports sedan and sports car marques.

At Jaguar Land Rover we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, providing experiences people love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe and in 2020 we sold 425,974 vehicles in 127 countries. 

At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and soon to be opened Battery Assembly Centre. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. Three of our seven technology hubs are in the UK – Manchester, Warwick (NAIC) and London – with additional sites in Shannon, Ireland, Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary and Changshu, China.


About the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the learned society and professional body for geography. Formed in 1830, their Royal Charter of 1859 is for 'the advancement of geographical science'.

Today, they deliver this objective through developing, supporting and promoting geographical research, expeditions and fieldwork, education, public engagement, and geography input to policy. They aim to foster an understanding and informed enjoyment of our world. They hold the world's largest private geographical collection and provide public access to it. They have a thriving Fellowship and membership and offer the professional accreditation 'Chartered Geographer

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is a long-standing Global Brand Partner of Land Rover. For more than 40 years, Land Rover has supported the Society’s fieldwork and expedition activities, providing vehicles and expertise, funding and training.