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July news from the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition

Philip Smith
8 July 2013
Blog team: 
As Summer finally arrives, I thought I'd update you about a few of our activities here at IGPOTY.

The Plants and Water project

The seventh annual International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition opened in March 2013 and the deadline for final submissions is October 31st 2013.

Alongside the main competition we also run three Photo Projects: seasonal competitions based on specific themes. The third and final one of these opened on 1 July and the deadline is 31 August. The theme is Plants and Water. 

Water plants, bog plants, plants by the sea, and by rivers and lakes. These specialist plants can take the most beautiful forms, from water lilies to sea hollies - and can be photographed against harmonious and beguiling watery backdrops. And if you live nearby, don't forget the wonderful water lilies at Kew!

More details about how to enter are on the IGPOTY website.

 Lone Lily pad by Deborah Casso


Winners exhibition at Wakehurst

An exhibition of a selection of winning photographs from IGPOTY 6 opens at Wakehurst Place on July 17th.

The exhibition  focuses on entries in the 'Beauty of Plants' and 'Beautiful Gardens' categories.

Entry to the exhibition is free with your admission to Wakehurst.

More information about visiting Wakehurst 



Photo of an orchard path
Carol Casselden

Orchard Path at Sunrise by Carol Casselden

IGPOTY 6 at the Bankside Gallery

From 10-14 July we will be at the Bankside Gallery, just along from Tate Modern on London's south bank. We will be showing all of exhibition 6 - the first time we have been able to exhibit in London with free admission! All of the team will be on hand during the show and we would love for you to come and say hello.

Open daily 11am - 6pm

Admission Free

48 Hopton Street, London, SE1 9JH | 020 7928 7521

More information about International Garden Photographer of the Year at Bankside Gallery


Photo of Misty mountains
Gloria King

Misty mountains by Gloria King

If you can make it along, I hope you enjoy one or both of the exhibitions - but whether you can or not, why not have a go at entering the competition?

Good luck!

- Philip -

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