International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) 2017

Millstone Edge

Published: 19th February 2017 at 6:47 pm. Posted in Blog.

A little bit late, but here’s a short blog post about my recent success in International Garden Photographer of the Year.

Due to being an international competition, this year’s IGPOTY received over 30,000 entries! So to have been awarded is a real honour.

Unlike some of the other major competitions, IGPOTY has three ‘winners’ for each category: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards. Whilst this is a little different to some other competitions, I’m certainly not complaining, as it meant I achieved my second award in the last 6 months!

My image of millstone edge was awarded 3rd place in the ‘breathing spaces’ category and will be exhibited worldwide in the touring exhibition, published in the official awards book and given media coverage. I also had a second image commended that will also feature in the awards book.

Peak District Cotton Grass

Commended – Peak District Cotton Grass.

You can find a full list of awarded images on the official IGPOTY site by clicking here

And a selection made by the BBC here

As this is a photography blog I have to include a few photos from the day, although they’re just phone snaps this time!

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Nash Conservatory, Kew. The venue for the presentation and exhibition.

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Exhibition space.


Exhibition prints.

My image of Millstone Edge in print.


Me on the other side of the camera for once!

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Awards book and certificate.

I thoroughly enjoyed the day at Kew (especially the free champagne!), the exhibition was absolutely stunning and it was really great to put faces to some familiar names. Congratulations to all those who took part!