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Deadline: Oct 31, 2017
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: £12

International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s premier competition for garden, plant and botanical photography. Top prize for a single image is £7,500, 1st Place Portfolio receives £2,000 and a gold medal from The Royal Photographic Society. There are 11 main categories all with equipment prizes and special awards with money can’t buy experiences. We launch our annual exhibition of winners at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew every February and tour across the world.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Overall prize for best main category image: £7,500
1st Place Portfolio: £,2,000 + RPS medals
See https://igpoty.com/igpoty-prizes/ for prize details of categories and special awards including: equipment and camera prizes, publication in our annual coffee-table format hardback book and partner venue experiences. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: 10.1 By submitting images to the Competition, you confirm and warrant that:

10.1.1 you are the sole author of each entry and that it is your original work;

10.1.2 you are the sole owner of the copyright in each image;

10.1.3 you have the permission of those pictured in the image (or, where the image shows any persons under 18, the consent of their parent/guardian) for the usage rights required by International Garden Photographer of the Year and will indemnify International Garden Photographer of the Year against any claims made by any third parties in respect of such infringement;

10.1.4 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;

10.1.5 you have received any necessary permissions from the owner(s) of property included in submitted images for the usage rights required by International Garden Photographer of the Year;

10.1.6 you will be responsible for any claim by any third party in respect of your entry.

10.1.7 You agree not to use, or permit the use of, any images taken of or from National Trust sites for any purpose other than entering this competition or your own personal use. You expressly agree not to use such images for commercial purposes such as sale or license to third parties. USAGE RIGHTS: 11.1 All images not shortlisted will be removed from www.igpoty.com after the winners have been announced, in due course.

11.2 If your image is shortlisted you will be requested to send your high-res image(s) to us.

For avoidance of doubt only awarded images will be promoted/publicised. 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 promotion of International Garden Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition.

11.3.1 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.

11.3.2 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.

11.3.3 If there is a plan for images to be used on any commercial merchandise then IGPOTY will ask photographer's permission first and will be subject to separate agreement(s) which will be discussed individually with photographers.

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