Captured at Kew-competition-16


Captured at Kew

Competition 16 - Special award

Special award closed

This Special award is closed for entries.

About Captured at Kew

Supported by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Help celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in this unique special award - 'Captured at Kew'.

Returning for International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) 16 is a well-established competition partnership and winning is highly coveted by entrants. 

Selected winning photos will form part of an exclusive exhibition at the IGPOTY 16 exhibition launch at Kew Gardens - in February 2023 (TBC). There will also be special prizes on offer for the podium-placed winners.

Entries to 'Captured at Kew' this year are free-to-enter (maximum of 8x free image slots per adult), in order to encourage more people to take part and to celebrate the beauty of Kew Gardens.

Prizes & Why should I enter?

Prizes

First prize:

Signed individual certificate
Your image goes on display at IGPOTY launch exhibition at RBG Kew
Gift bag supplied by RBG Kew (exact contents TBC).

Second prize:

Signed individual certificate
Your image goes on display at IGPOTY launch exhibition at RBG Kew
Gift bag supplied by RBG Kew (exact contents TBC).

Third prize:

Signed individual certificate
Your image goes on display at IGPOTY launch exhibition at RBG Kew
Gift bag supplied by RBG Kew (exact contents TBC).

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, up to 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 (300 ppi) suitable for printing/exhibiting should the image be shortlisted. You may be asked for this when the time comes.
  • N.B.
  • High-res source file/s need to be at least 3780 pixels (longest side) @ 300 ppi, ideally larger.
  • Rule 9.3 "The mounting of any International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition is planned each year but is executed at the discretion of Mirror Plate Media Ltd. The mounting of the exhibition is subject to prevailing circumstances at the time which may be affected by the weather or pandemic, therefore dates may change at short notice."
  • Rule 9.4 "The publication of a book associated with the International Garden Photographer of the Year is planned each year but is executed at the discretion of Mirror Plate Media Ltd. Obviously if the book is not printed then no book prizes/cash alternatives will issued."

  • Full competition rules:

    Please see the IGPOTY competition rules.

    Category rules:

    Only images taken at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are valid for entry. Employees/volunteers of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are excluded from entry.

    RBG Kew standard admission fees/rules apply. Captured at Kew entries cannot win the overall IGPOTY prize. Adults aged 18 years and older may enter only. Each adult entrant is entitled to a maximum of 8x free entry slots only. Any images captured for this competition may not be sold and are only for your personal use. Prizes must be collected in person at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, no cash alternatives.

    IGPOTY is supported by RBG Kew but is not part of its organisation.

    Competition details

    Subtitle:
    Supported by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    Type:
    Special award
    Submissions:
    Online submissions
    Entry start date:
    July 1, 2022
    Closing date:
    October 31, 2022, 12 noon GMT
    Cost of entry:
    £FREE (max. 8x free entry slots per adult)

    How do I enter?

    Online submissions

    Partner: Kew Gardens

    Main Competition Partner.



    Credit: © Dick Hawkes/RBG Kew