2011 11 30 International Garden Photographer of the Year

The Competition


IGPOTY2011The Competition

The fifth annual International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition is now open until November 30th 2011. There are 8 new exciting competition categories plus a number of special awards.

There are also four seasonal competitions throughout the year, which are based on specific themes.

Deadlines for these are as follows:

Weather Eye: 1 June - 31 August

Textures: 1 September - 30 November

Uniquely among major photographic competitions, all entrants can receive professional feedback on their entries - after the judging of the competition is completed and on request.

Here is what some people have said about the feedback they have received:

...thank you very much, that really was helpful and encouraging...

...thanks for the feedback - I will keep working at it and see what I can do to improve...

...your feedback was very useful, and I'll certainly bear what you said in mind when I go out and take pictures in the future. Thank you so much for getting back to me, I really appreciate it!...

The competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike. Entries are welcome from any country in the world. There are no restrictions on the type of camera you use, or the techniques you use to produce your final image.

The Prizes

SINGLE IMAGE (International Garden Photographer of the Year): £5000


There are also £500 prizes for the Best in Category in each of the nine categories plus many other awards such as the Young Photographer of the Year.

This year we will again place the emphasis not only on the great cash prizes we have on offer, but ways in which you can use your competition entry to improve your photography. In addition to the cash and equipment prizes, we are offering everyone who enters the chance to have a personal critique of your entry.

In addition, Everybody who has entered the fifth annual IGPOTY competition will be eligible for an invitation to meet the judges and discuss their photography. On this day IGPOTY judges will be on hand at the exhibition site to answer your questions and to give you feedback on your entries - you will need to bring prints or your photos on your camera.

For further information please visit the competition website.

Complies with the Bill of Rights


This competition meets all the standards set out in

the Bill of Rights For Artists


Competitions which meet all the standards set out in the Bill of Rights For Artists do not do any of the following -

  • claim copyright
  • claim exclusive use
  • seek waiving of moral rights
  • fail to give a credit for all free usage
  • add, alter, or remove metadata from submissions
  • seek usage rights other than for promoting the contest and no other purpose. Note that a book, posters, cards, or a calendar are seen as legitimate ways of promoting the contest and defraying costs
  • seek free usage rights in excess of 5 years
  • use the submissions commercially without the entrant's agreement, and such commercial usage is to be subject to a freely negotiated license independently of the competition.
  • make it a condition of winning that an entrant must sign a commercial usage agreement
  • fail to publish all documents on the competition website that an entrant may have to sign
  • fail to name the judges for this or last year's competition
  • fail to explicitly state all the organisations who will acquire rights to the submissions
  • set a closing date more than 18 months after the contest launch date
  • fail to make clear statements of rights claimed and how submissions are used.

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