Discovery in Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Competition 17 - Special award
About Discovery in Cambridge University Botanic Garden
This year’s theme is ‘Discovery in Cambridge University Botanic Garden’, which invites visitors to capture plants or scenes from around the Garden which they may have not come across before, or a plant they find particularly interesting or intriguing.
IGPOTY is delighted to partner again with Cambridge University Botanic Garden (CUBG), to run a Special Award competition for the 3rd consecutive year. This competition presents an opportunity for visitors to explore and showcase the Garden’s heritage landscape and plant collection, which includes rare and endangered plants from all over the world.
Highlights of the Garden include; Glasshouse Range, Bee Borders, Scented Garden, Rising Path and Systematic Beds, Limestone Rock Garden, Lake and Woodland Garden.
CUBG hope that these beautiful landscapes, and the plants within them, will inspire some great shots – with 40 acres and a plant collection from all over the world, there is always something different to capture.
A selection of higher-placed awarded images are planned to feature alongside the main IGPOTY exhibition (17), when it tours to CUBG in Spring 2024.
Prizes & Why should I enter?
First adult prize:
By entering this category your image stands a chance to win the 'Discovery in Cambridge University Botanic Garden’ 1st place title.
Second adult prize:
Third adult prize:
- 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 (ideally with an sRGB colour profile). 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.
Full competition rules:
Please see the IGPOTY competition rules, which always prevail.
Only images captured at Cambridge University Botanic Garden (CUBG) are valid. Entries cannot win the overall IGPOTY prize.
Images captured during any year at CUBG are valid for entry, however the minimum IGPOTY entry (size) requirements above must still be adhered to.
The competition is free-to-enter. Adults only (18+) may enter. Online entries only via this website. CUBG employees are excluded from entry; volunteers are permitted to enter. Each entrant may upload a maximum of 8 images. For any prizes awarded by CUBG the winner/s must be available to attend CUBG premises and opt-in to be contacted by CUBG. All awarded entrants are consenting to publicity from IGPOTY and CUBG by entering. No alternative prizes will be given. Standard IGPOTY rules apply. Closing time for entries on the deadline date is midday (noon) GMT.
Entry fees, booking and any current COVID-19 rules may apply to gain admittance to CUBG.
How do I enter?
Online submissions, please use the large, red-outlined 'ENTER NOW' button on this page.
For help please visit our Frequently-Asked-Questions page.
Partner: Cambridge University Botanic Garden