LANDSCAPE designer Humphry Repton will be celebrated with a new award as part of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition (IGPOTY), in conjunction with the National Trust and Sheringham Park, Norfolk.
The competition is now open and, next year, to mark the 200th anniversary of Repton’s death, the best photograph entries of landscapes he designed will go on display at Sheringham (above), which stood out to him among his 300-plus commissions as possessing ‘more natural beauty and local advantages than any place I have ever seen’. Other properties with the Repton touch include Holkham and Catton Park in Norfolk, Wimpole in Cambridgeshire, Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, Harewood House in West Yorkshire and Russell Square, London WC1. The winning images will also be published in the competition’s annual book.
‘I am very much aware how much the Repton views are still enjoyed today here at Sheringham,’ says visitor services manager Malcolm Fisher. ‘It will be fascinating to see images from right across the country showing the impact he still has on the landscape.’
The closing date for the Repton IGPOTY category is October 31— visit https://igpoty.com/competitions/ humphry-repton-2017 to enter and contact email@example.com for further information.