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IGPOTY 8 will feature four special awards - EGPA, Parques de Sintra, and New Shoots
Changing Coastlines
International Garden Photographer of the Year has teamed up with The National Trust to create a brand new special award:
National Trust

'Changing Coastlines'.

Sea Holly David Chapman
Sea Holly by David Chapman, finalist competition 5

Within the Breathing Spaces category of IGPOTY, which is currently sponsored by The National Trust, a new special award, 'Changing Coastlines', has been added.

The award is for photography of the United Kingdom coastline and is looking to showcase images which illustrate the diverse nature of the coast, the plant life that depends on this environment, and the people who enjoy the open spaces - on holiday as well as those who call it home.

Images might include vulnerable sand dune flora, the effects of erosion on the landscape, or simple fragile beauty - whether that be migratory birds making landfall or butterflies balancing on a cliff top food plant.

Images must include aspects of plant life: The objective is to show how the coast plays host to a myriad of diverse and ancient relationships, enjoyed by both wild and human creatures.

New Prizes

Prizes for the new Changing Coastlines include an array of stylish outdoor living accessories made exclusively for The National Trust, plus two beautiful books:

First prize receives a collection of wonderful gifts worth over £100:
- Waterproof 'Random Rug' made from recycled wool - in blue
- Picnic Backpack with dragonfly design
- Great Gardens of the National Trust book
- Coast & Countryside book

Second & Third prizes each receive:
- Picnic Backpack with dragonfly design worth £45

How to Enter

Simply enter your photographs into the 'Breathing Spaces' category of IGPOTY.

Write 'Coastlines' in your caption text.

Winners will be announced at the same time as all the other IGPOTY winners in February 2015.

Entries close 31st October 2014.

 

European Garden Photography Award (EGPA)
In collaboration with Schlosspark Dennenlohe
and the Bayerisches Gartennetzwerk

  Schlosspark Dennenlohe

European Garden Photographer Award
Tulip Dance by Josie Elias

For the third year, International Garden Photographer of the Year is delighted to announce its continuing collaboration with Schlosspark Dennenlohe and the Bayerisches Gartennetzwerk.

European Garden Photography Award

The award will carry a first prize of €1000. The winner will be featured in the next International Garden Photographer of the Year book to be published by Kew Publishing. The winner and highly commended photographers will participate in the International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition at Schloss Dennenlohe and other venues in Bavaria during the spring and summer of 2015.

How to enter: the award is open to any photograph entered into any category in International Garden Photographer of the Year.

Simply put the word EGPA into the caption of the photograph you enter. This will then be filtered and the EGPA entries judged separately.

Eligible photographs: any photograph taken in any private or public garden in Europe, excluding the United Kingdom. Any subject, any time of year, in any year.

Aside from this limitation, the normal IGPOTY rules apply.


Parques de Sintra Award  
In partnership with Parques de Sintra
 
LIFE

LIFE is the EU’s financial mechanism for supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU. Since 1992, LIFE has co-financed some 3708 projects, contributing approximately €2.8 billion to the protection of the environment.
  Parques de Sintra

The mission of the BIO+SINTRA project is to promote active public participation in the conservation of the key natural values of the Serra de Sintra and provide information about carbon dioxide emissions, climate change and the loss of biodiversity. Its goal is to encourage the adoption of environmentally-friendly activities and sustainable tourism to Sintra.

Parques de Sintra Award
Left: Monserrate Palace, Sintra | Right: Parque da Pena by Sibylle Pietrek

International Garden Photographer of the Year is pleased to announce the continuation of its special award in partnership with Parques Sintra, Portugal. The award celebrates the rich botanical heritage of Parques de Sintra’s world heritage sites south of Lisbon.

The emphasis will be on photographs that celebrate the 'spirit of Sintra' - the atmosphere and feel of the very special natural environments.

Cash prizes amounting to €500 are on offer for the best photograph taken within one of the Parques de Sintra sites. Three of the winning photographs will be displayed next year at a special International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition at Monserrate Palace.

The overall winner will also participate in International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibitions, with shows in Kew Gardens, London, Australia and Germany.

How to enter: photographers may enter any of the categories of International Garden Photographer of the Year- so the photograph may be a garden view, a single plant, wildlife, or people. When entering a photograph, simply include the words ‘Parques de Sintra’ in the caption or title of the photograph. The International Garden Photographer of the Year judging panel will select the best three photographs for the awards.

Eligible photographs: any photograph taken in any of the Parques de Sintra sites in the Sintra region, Portugal.

Normal IGPOTY rules apply.


New Shoots! Award


Primula by Zoe Ferrie

A special award for photographers who have not previously won any IGPOTY award.

We are looking for photographers whose images have only recently been inspired by the world of gardens and plants. We want to encourage emerging talent - whatever age you are.

There will be ten awards and successful photographers will each win an inscribed copy of 'International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 8' .

The best 'New Shoots' photograph will be shown as part of the IGPOTY exhibitions 2015/16.

You can be any age to enter.

How to enter: photographers may enter any of the categories of International Garden Photographer of the Year- so the photograph may be a garden view, a single plant, wildlife, or people. When entering a photograph, simply include the words ‘New Shoots’ in the caption or title of the photograph. The International Garden Photographer of the Year judging panel will select the best ten photographs for the awards.

Eligible photographers: any photographer who has not won any IGPOTY award.

Normal IGPOTY rules apply.


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