Have you entered IGPOTY 2011 yet? If not, time is running out. Here, Philip Smith tells you everything you need to know, together with a run through of next year's exhibitions.
Excitement is rising as the last of the entries come in from all over the world. This year's IGPOTY competition is open until midnight 30 November - so not long to go now...
'Kenrokuen Gardens'. The first IGPOTY winner 2008 (Image: Claire Takacs)
Last chance to enter
This year we have lots of wonderful awards - £5000 for the top prize plus many other cash and other prizes. Also, any photographer who does not win a prize can ask for an expert critique of their entries.
If you're worried about anything technical then please just drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibitions in 2012
There will be a suitably stunning exhibition opening in the Nash Conservatory at Kew Gardens from 1 March 2012.
Next year we will also have IGPOTY exhibitions in Cumbria, Exeter, Ironbridge Shropshire, Winchester, Falkirk and Chelsea Physic Garden. In addition we will be going overseas to the New York Botanical Garden and the Sydney Botanic Garden, Australia.
We invite you to be part of this exciting and life-enhancing project!
- Philip -
About Philip Smith
Philip Smith is a professional photographer specialising in gardens and plants with 15 years’ experience. His photography has featured in many magazines and books including The English Garden, The Garden (RHS) , and Gardeners’ World. His work has also featured in exhibitions at Kew Gardens and the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley and London.
As co-founder and Managing Director of the International Garden Photographer of the Year Philip is responsible for the world’s premier competition in the field, which culminates in an annual exhibition at Kew Gardens and other venues. Philip is the author of Better Plant and Garden Photography.
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