The International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY), continues to be one of the world's most respected photography competitions and touring exhibitions.
From the winners of various categories, a photographer is selected for the overall award of International Garden Photographer of the year.
The RPS would like to celebrate the work of this years winner June Sharpe ARPS as-well-as Annaick Guitteny, who was awarded the gold medal in the Portfolios category, which is run as a stand-alone competition in association with The Royal Photographic Society.
International Garden Photographer of the Year
June Sharpe ARPS
Kent, United Kingdom
The layered branches of this conifer reminded me of the dancing cranes often featured in Japanese woodcuts. In post-processing, I added a fill layer and used exclusion blending mode to alter the colours and enhance the feeling of movement and sense of the ‘birds’ dancing in a fantasy woodland.
June will receive £4,000 and the overall winning photo will feature at the IGPOTY 17 exhibition at Kew Gardens, 03 February - 10 March 2024.
Portfolios - Supported by the RPS
Various Gardens, United Kingdom
This portfolio presents a series of close-ups of plants, covered in water droplets. I love capturing these fleeting moments early in the morning, when these ephemeral little pearls adorn plants and illuminate them.
Specimens photographed include; Alchemilla mollis, Pennisetum, Nigella damascena, Pennisetum villosum, Hosta, and Tragopogon crocifolius.
Annaick will receive £1,000 and an RPS Gold Medal.
Image Credits: Andrea Graham 1st place Breathing Spaces, June Sharpe ARPS International Garden Photographer of the Year, Annaick Guitteny 1st place Portfolios
Quotes From: June Sharpe ARPS International Garden Photographer of the Year, Valda Bailey FRPS Portfolios Judge
International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) is now in its 18th competition year and continues to be one of the world's most respected photography competitions and touring exhibitions; especially in the garden, flora, fauna and fungi photography genres.
With a number of localised Special Awards and partnerships with UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Blenheim Palace – the IGPOTY tour is both botanical and prestigious.IGPOTY is inclusive and accepts entries from both amateur and professional adult photographers, worldwide.
The main IGPOTY competition entries are open now until 31 October 2024 - Enter Here