In­ter­na­tional Gar­den Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year

Amateur Photographer - - Technique -

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.

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