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Deadline: October 31, 2014
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Varied Entry
Entry Fee: Under 16's free / adults from £10


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International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year The Eighth annual International garden photographer of the Year competition is now open.

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.

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.

Categories:
The Beauty of Plants
Beautiful Gardens
Wildlife in the Garden
Breathing Spaces
Wildflower Landscapes
Trees, Woods & Forests
The Bountiful Earth
Greening the City
Young Garden Photographer of the Year

There are also two Photo Projects seasonal competitions, they are based on specific themes.

Deadlines for these are as follows:
Monochrome: 15 February – 31 March 2014
Macro Art: 1 April – 30 June 2014

You can pay your entry fee- perhaps taking advantage of any discount offers, and then upload your photographs later on – at any point up to 31st October 2014 – midnight GMT. The two Photo Projects categories closing dates are listed above.

Being a finalist of International Garden Photographer of the Year will not only bring you a prize – it could be a life-changing event!

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Top prize: * £5,000
* The title "International Garden Photographer of the Year"**
* Extensive press coverage.
* Inscribed copy of the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'
* Your photograph featured as a central key fine art print in exhibitions in the UK and around the world
* A fine art print of your photograph

Royal Photographic Society Gold Award for Best Portfolio
* £2,000
* Royal Photographic Society Gold medal
* Extensive press coverage
* Your photograph featured as a central key fine art print in exhibitions in the UK and around the world
* Inscribed copy of the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'

2013 Photo Projects category winner
* £500
* Inscribed copy of book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'
* Your photograph featured as a fine art print in exhibitions in the UK and around the world


Best in Category: The Beauty of Plants*
* £500
* Extensive press coverage
* Inscribed copy of the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'
* Your photograph featured as a fine art print in exhibitions in the UK and around the world


Best in Category: Beautiful Gardens*
* £500
* Extensive press coverage
* Inscribed copy of the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'
* Your photograph featured as a fine art print in exhibitions in the UK and around the world


Best in Category: Wildlife in the Garden*
* £500
* Extensive press coverage
* Inscribed copy of the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'
* Your photograph featured as a fine art print in exhibitions in the UK and around the world


Best in Category: Breathing Spaces*
* £500
* Extensive press coverage
* Inscribed copy of the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'
* Your photograph featured as a fine art print in exhibitions in the UK and around the world


Best in Category: Wildflower Landscapes*
* £500
* Extensive press coverage.
* Inscribed copy of the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'
* Your photograph featured as a fine art print in exhibitions in the UK and around the world


Best in Category: Trees, Woods & Forests*
* £500
* Extensive press coverage
* Inscribed copy of the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'
* Your photograph featured as a fine art print in exhibitions in the UK and around the world


Best in Category: The Bountiful Earth*
* £500
* Extensive press coverage
* Inscribed copy of the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'
* Your photograph featured as a fine art print in exhibitions in the UK and around the world


Best in Category: Greening the City*
* £500
* Extensive press coverage
* Inscribed copy of the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'
* Your photograph featured as a fine art print in exhibitions in the UK and around the world


*Best Single Image would also be a Category winner - total: £5,000
**Multiple winners are entitled to one inscribed book with multiple inscriptions; additional copies available at half-price plus postage


Runner-up Prizes

Main Category second place
* £100
* An inscribed copy of the book 'Better Plant and Garden Photography' by the IGPOTY team
* An inscribed copy of the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'
* Your photograph featured as a fine art print in exhibitions in the UK and around the world
* Press coverage


Main Category third place
* An inscribed copy of the book 'Better Plant and Garden Photography' by the IGPOTY team
* An inscribed copy of the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'
* Your photograph featured as a fine art print in exhibitions in the UK and around the world
* Press coverage


Portfolio second place
* Royal Photographic Society Silver Medal
* Press coverage
*Inscribed copy of the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'
* Your photographs featured as a fine art print in exhibitions in the UK and around the world


Portfolio third place
* Royal Photographic Society Bronze Medal
* Press coverage
* Inscribed copy of the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'
* Your photographs featured as a fine art print at venues in the UK and around the world

Finalist Prizes
The finalists' photographs (approx 60) will be shown in various combinations and collections in our exhibitions as space allows. The current exhibition schedule can be seen on the exhibitions page. Each finalist photograph will feature in the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'. Each finalist will receive an inscribed copy of the book.


Highly Commended Prizes
Highly commended photographs will be shown on the International Garden Photographer of the Year website. Each highly commended photograph will feature in the book 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8'. Each highly commended photographer will receive an inscribed copy of the book. Highly commended photogrpahs will be exhibited in galleries where space allows.

Commended Prizes
Commended photographs will be shown on the International Garden Photographer of the Year website and may buy a copy of 'International Garden Photographer

Special Awards

Young Garden Photographer of the Year

Best overall single image
* £250 cash prize
* Title "International Young Garden Photographer of the Year"
* Your picture featured as a key photograph in the IGPOTY exhibition, PLUS
* The book 'Better Plant and Garden Photography' by the IGPOTY team

YGPOTY Runners-up (two)
* £100 cash prize
* Your picture featured as a key photograph in the IGPOTY exhibition
* A copy of the book 'Better Plant and Garden Photography' by the IGPOTY team ELIGIBILITY: open to all

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COPYRIGHT: By submitting images to the Competition, you confirm and warrant that you are the sole author of each entry and that it is your original work and you are the sole owner of the copyright in each image. You have not licensed or disposed of any rights in the image that would conflict with uses to be made by International Garden Photographer of the Year. USAGE RIGHTS: If your image is NOT shortlisted it will be taken off-line within 48 hours of the end of the competition.

If your image is short-listed you will be contacted and invited to grant permission for your image to be used to promote the Competition and exhibition only. For avoidance of doubt, no free usage of any photograph is permitted by International Garden Photographer of the Year, or any of its partners or sponsors outside the scope of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition. There is no plan envisaged by International Garden Photographer of the Year, or any of its partners or sponsors, to create a general commercial archive of photographs entered into this competition.

Failure to agree to this licence will not disqualify any photograph from the competition.

This invitation will state:
You grant International Garden Photographer of the Year and its supporting partners a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty free licence to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, the photographs for any purpose connected with the Competition. This may include, but is not limited to:
(a) inclusion on the Site and on the websites of sponsors and supporters;
(b) inclusion in associated books;
(c) display at any associated exhibitions;
(d) use in press releases to be distributed to national, regional & specialist press giving information
about or promoting the Competition.

You also agree that the organisers can sub-license images to the media for reproduction in connection with the Competition and Exhibition only. International Garden Photographer of the Year will make every effort to ensure that name credits are given to any photograph published in any medium.

Images used on any merchandise commissioned by the organisers will be subject to separate
agreements which will be discussed individually with photographers.

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