You can pay your
entry fee- perhaps taking advantage of any discount
offers, and then upload your photographs later on -
at any point up to October 31st 2013 - midnight GMT.
The 3 Photo Projects categories closing dates are listed above.
Being a finalist of International Garden Photographer of the Year will not only bring you a prize - it could be a life-changing event!
We are embarking on a series of events that will help you improve your photography. Some of these we are offering as prizes. Find out more about the prizes.
The judges will select around 100 finalists whose photographs
will be printed to exhibition standard and planned to
be shown at major
exhibitions during 2013, with substantial press
coverage. The mounting of the exhibition is subject
to prevailing financial circumstances among our host venues.
One finalist will win the title ‘International Garden Photographer of the Year’ and an under 16 finalist will win ‘Young Garden Photographer of the Year’.
Each category will have a winner and two runner-up prizes. An additional
prize will be awarded for the best portfolio and there
will be two portfolio runners-up prizes. For more on prizes, click here.
Each seasonal competition will have one winner and two runners-up.
All finalists and commended photographers will have
their photographs shown on the International Garden
Photographer of the Year website during 2013 and beyond.
How to Enter
You must first register then login.
Follow the instructions on screen.
More detailed information on entering can be found on the Help page.
The competition costs £10 to enter. You can pay in British Pounds, Euros, or US Dollars.
(Note that the exchange rate applied will be that defined by the banking system; we do not have any control over this.)
must choose which category fits your image best. You can also choose a seasonal competition if you wish.
For £10 you can enter up to 4 photographs in one
of the categories.
If you wish to enter another category, then this costs
an additional £10 for up to 4 photographs . You can
enter as many photographs in as many categories as you
So you can, for example, buy 4 entries for 'The Beauty of Plants'. You can then, if you wish, buy 4 more entries for 'The Beauty of Plants', or 4 more entries for a different category - it is entirely your decision.
Or you may choose to enter a portfolio of 6 themed
photographs. This costs £25 per category entered.
You can enter as many portfolios as you like.
So you can, for example, buy a portfolio entry for
'The Beauty of Plants'. You can then, if you wish, buy
a second portfolio entry for 'The Beauty of Plants', or
a portfolio entry for a different category - it is
entirely your decision.
Note that portfolio photographs will not be judged as single images. They will only be judged as one of six themed photographs.
How to Pay
The easiest and quickest way to pay is by PayPal. You can also pay by credit card, via the PayPal that is linked to our shopping basket. Note that the credit card transaction is undertaken by your card issuer in the normal way and will appear on your credit card statement marked 'Garden and Landscape Photographic Arts.'
In certain circumstances we can accept payment by cheque or electronic bank transfer. See Help for more information.
Preparing your Images
For detailed information on how to prepare your images, see Help.
We recommend that you make your final decision on which photographs you are going to enter before you upload them to the competition.
You must have taken the picture on a camera that will enable good prints to be made from them for
the exhibition.This means that if your photograph
is shortlisted, you will need to supply high quality
jpeg images of around 1 megabyte as a minimum. More
advanced users should aim to supply image files in
8bit TIFF format, with a filesize between 20-50 mb
– this size would enable us to make larger prints
if desired. See also rules.
Digital manipulation is allowed. We will ask shortlisted
entrants for details of the manipulation used. You
are not allowed to claim a subject to be unmanipulated
if it has been.
No responsibility can be taken by the organisers for images that are incorrectly submitted.
Types of entry
Single images: These are judged as
individual, stand-alone photographs.
Portfolios: A portfolio is a group
of photographs that work both as individual images
and as part of a themed collection. A portfolio can
explore a location, a mood, a colour, a plant group,
in fact any garden-related subject that fits into
one of the categories - but all the images should relate to one another
and to the theme as a whole.