International Garden Photographer of the Year
The world’s premier competition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography, the International Garden Photographer of the Year is organised in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The exhibition of winning images is held at the gardens each year, before going on tour around the UK. Open to both amateurs and professionals, the competition has 11 main categories, plus numerous special awards. The main prize is £7,500 for the overall winner, or £2,000 for the best portfolio.
Amateur Photographer’s features editor, Tracy Calder, is a judge for the competition, and describes what she is looking for. ‘A familiar subject shot in an unusual way often gets my vote. You might be photographing daisies on your front lawn, but if you do it an interesting and technically proficient way then the results can be striking.’
International Garden Photographer of the Year 2018’s main competition is open for entries until 31 October. See the website igpoty.com for more details on how to enter your images. A fee of £12 per four images applies, or £25 for a portfolio.