IGPOTY Still Life Project winners announced
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