IGPOTY Still Life Project win­ners an­nounced

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WIN­NERS have been re­vealed for the Still Life Project sec­tion of In­ter­na­tional Gar­den Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year. The project ran for two months, with win­ning im­ages coming from the UK, New Zealand, USA, the Nether­lands and Italy.

The over­all win­ner of the cat­e­gory is New Zealand­based pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher Si­mon Schol­lum, for his im­age de­pict­ing a cross-sec­tion of a pome­gran­ate (above).

Speak­ing about the pho­to­graph, judges said, ‘Si­mon’s still-life com­po­si­tion has been crafted with ex­pert care and pre­ci­sion – ev­ery el­e­ment has a sense of be­long­ing. Colours and de­tail ex­ude from ev­ery corner of the im­age and the pome­gran­ate shines in cen­tre-frame, each seed sparkling like new-born pre­cious stones.’

Si­mon re­ceives £500 and his im­age will be pub­lished in the IGPOTY 11 book, and will also fea­ture in the ex­hi­bi­tion tak­ing place at Kew Gar­dens in Fe­bru­ary 2018.

The main com­pe­ti­tion is still open for en­tries, but will close on 31 Oc­to­ber. There are 11 cat­e­gories, plus six spe­cial awards. A cash prize of £7,500 is up for grabs for best sin­gle im­age. En­try costs from £18. For more in­for­ma­tion, see igpoty.com.

The over­all win­ner was this mages­tic im­age of a pome­gran­ate by Si­mon Schol­lum

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