The winners of the third International Garden Photographer of the Year competition have been announced.
“This year the judges had an even more difficult job than usual,” says organiser Philip Smith, “the judging process took over two months and reviewed many thousands of inspiring and impressive entries received from around the world. We are tremendously excited by the winning images.”
The winners are:
International Garden Photographer of the Year, 2010
The title winner of the £5,000 prize for the best single image is UK-based photographer, Marianne Majerus for Layered Landscape: a moment captured. A captivating shot of a private garden in Luxembourg as the dawn sunlight streams through the trees, illuminating the plants below, was chosen from the Garden Views category.
The Best Portfolio Prize is awarded to Rachel Warne, from the UK, for The Present Past: a forgotten place. A collection of six mysterious images illustrating glasshouses of the deserted kitchen garden at Pentille Castle. Rachel is awarded a Royal Photographic Society Gold Medal and £2,000.
Young Garden Photographer of the Year
The Young Garden Photographer of the Year title goes to 15-year-old Matthew Tauzer for the best single image from an under 16 year old. Snowfall in Eden is an enchanting photograph of one of Matthew’s favourite trees in the Portland, Oregon Japanese Gardens coated in a blanket of beautiful snow.
The winners of each category are:
Plant Portraits – Mandy Disher for The Beacon.
People in the Garden – Victor Korchenko for Tai Chi.
Garden Views – Marianne Majerus for Layered Landscape: a moment captured.
Wildlife in the Garden – Gillian Hunt for Camouflage.
Trees – Colin Roberts for Tree-lined landscape.
The Edible Garden – Mark Bolton for Autumn down on the Allotments.
Spirit of the American Garden – John Roger Palmour for Harvesting the Vegetable Garden.
The third annual International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition opens on 1st May 2010 at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG, Kew). This year the exhibition is in a brand new location, located opposite to Kew’s two art galleries – the Marianne North Gallery and the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.
The International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 3 book will also be published on May 1st by David & Charles, and will be available to buy in Kew’s Victoria Plaza shop as well as online. This stunning volume celebrates the winners and best entries from the International Garden Photographer of the Year 2009-2010 competition.
The prestigious fourth International Garden Photographer of the Year competition is now open!