2023 Judging

A panel of five expert judges decided winners in the nine categories.


Ian Cooper is an experienced, award-winning freelance photographer working for high-profile corporate clients across the UK. His work regularly features in the national media in newspapers such as The Times and The Guardian. Outside of photography he is currently studying for an Environmental Science diploma with the Open University due to his passion for the natural world.

Ian began his professional career in 2007 at the Chester Chronicle before moving onto the Liverpool Echo and North Wales Daily Post, the latter of which he was Chief Photographer. He has covered events locally and across the world including Champions League Football and dozens of Royal visits.

He is based in North Wales. More information and Ian’s work: www.iancooperphotography.com


Ian Southerin is a leading commercial photographer in the North West of England. Ian knows that his continued success is due to his relentless attention to detail, the quality of his prints and his passion for photography.

Ian says “I love taking photographs. When I am not undertaking a commission, I am out with my camera building my collection of non-commissioned images. If you love photography, you must live it.”

With over 25 years experience, Ian understands the elements that must come together to create a stunning image. More information and Ian’s work: www.locationphotography.co.uk


Mark Earnshaw is founder and managing director of Manchester based The Comms Room working in multi-media and event production for major record labels and corporates across the World. He is skilled in the creation of complex communication strategies for events involving video, image, training or change programmes. He holds a BA (Hons) in Law from Manchester and extended studies in the psychology of communication.

More information and Mark’s work: www.commsroom.net


Two other judges assisted from sponsors of the 2023 Green Expo Photographer of the Year competition; MCC Group the Apple reseller in the North West, Nikon UK, Chester Zoo and Chester BID.





Winners in 2023 were able to choose from several Apple prizes from MCC Group, from Nikon, Chester Zoo and Chester BID.




The Green Revolution

"We have to work together collaboratively to achieve such a massive shift in our behaviour, on energy use, consumption and waste."

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."


The Climate Change Revolution

"If we look after the Earth only then will the Earth be able to look after us. The cost of inaction is far greater than the cost of prevention. Find practical ways of overcoming differences so we can all get down to work together to rescue this precious planet and save the threatened future of our young people."       King Charles III


The Net Zero Revolution

"The North West region is a region driving and leading change towards Net Zero and carbon reduction. Its location is ‘investor ready’ for the key technologies needed and can deliver tangible growth, employment opportunities and economic regeneration."