Beautiful Blenheim-competition-14


Beautiful Blenheim

Competition-14 - Special award

About Beautiful Blenheim

After the successful exhibition in 2019, IGPOTY and Blenheim Palace have teamed up once again to offer a unique free-to-enter special award to celebrate the beauty of this extraordinary location.

Use photography to capture the enduring beauty of Blenheim Palace and the majesty of the 2,000 acre Capability Brown designed landscape. This unique UNESCO World Heritage Site is a perfect location for all types of garden photography with several Sites of Special Scientific Interest, including the Great Lake and the ancient oaks in High Park. From secret gardens to open parkland, Blenheim Palace is a photographer’s dream.

Prizes & Why should I enter?

Prizes

First prize:

1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 14, Published in IGPOTY Book 14.

Your image goes on display at the IGPOTY Blenheim Palace exhibition and a signed individual certificate.

Champagne afternoon tea for two, plus a Private Tour of Blenheim Palace and Blenheim Palace hamper.

Second prize:

1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 14, published in IGPOTY Book 14.

Your image goes on display at the IGPOTY Blenheim Palace exhibition, plus signed individual certificate.

Third prize:

1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 14, published in IGPOTY Book 14.

Your image goes on display at the IGPOTY Blenheim Palace exhibition, plus signed individual certificate.

Rules

General rules:

  • You may not submit watermarked images with your name or website visible on the photo. Please do not frame your images with borders.
  • Entrants may submit a maximum of 4 images per single entry token and a maximum of 6 images per portfolio entry token.
  • For free-to-enter competitions you should enter 1 image per token given, upto a maximum of 8 images (8 tokens).
  • Entrants' images must be .jpg or .jpeg format and of high enough quality.
  • We recommend all images are output to 1920px on their longest side at 72 ppi. Any larger than this and you are supplying images bigger than they will be seen or used by IGPOTY judges; your files will take longer to upload and/or download to judges and viewers’ screens.
  • The absolute maximum for each image must not be more than 7MB in file size and no more than 3000px on their longest side.
  • All entrants must be able to supply a high-res image (300dpi) suitable for printing/exhibiting should the image be shortlisted. You may be asked for this when the time comes. We can help you with this if need be.

Competition rules:

Please see the IGPOTY competition rules.

Category rules:

Only photography captured at Blenheim Palace and its grounds are permitted. Adults over 18 years old may enter only. Staff of Blenheim Palace are excluded from entry. Any images captured for this competition may not be sold and are only for your personal use. Prizes must be collected in person at Blenheim Palace, no cash alternatives.

Competition details

Type:
Special award
Submissions:
Online submissions
Entry start date:
September 16, 2019
Closing date:
April 8, 2020
Cost of entry:
£FREE (with standard admission)

How do I enter?

Online submissions

Who can enter?

This free-to-enter special award is open to everyone (adults only) and is a chance to explore and capture one of the world’s most famous landscapes and its hidden treasures through photography.

Selected winners will form part of an exclusive exhibition at the IGPOTY exhibition at Blenheim Palace in 2020 and will be published in the next annual hardback book. There will also be special prizes for first place including a champagne afternoon tea and a private tour.

Staff of Blenheim Palace are excluded from entry.

Partner: Blenheim Palace

Exhibition Partner


Credit: © Blenheim Palace