Green of the Gorge-competition-12


Green of the Gorge

Competition 12 - Special award

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About Green of the Gorge

This special award will celebrate plant life throughout the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, the birthplace of the industrial revolution.  This special award aims to bring visitors closer to the natural and national heritage of the Site, using plant life as a medium to communicate and celebrate the history of the landscape.

Insights

In the 18thand 19thcenturies, life and industry in the Gorge was very different to today. Natural resources were being used like never before to fuel the epicentre of the industrial revolution. Since then, economics and globalisation have not just changed the social landscape but also the natural landscape as well. Woodlands, forests, fields and green space now cover this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The award then is a chance to celebrate these spaces and reflect on our place in the environment throughout history.

Green spaces around multiple museum sites include over 80 acres of woodland with specimen trees, mature woods and naturalised deciduous woodland.

Wider benefits

Discover the natural wonder of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and capture it through the lens in this new special award focusing on the natural and national heritage of Ironbridge Gorge. With 10 award-winning sites and museums, get immersed in the natural history of the landscape and make novel artistic connections.

Prizes & Why should I enter?

Prizes

First prize:

By entering this category your image stands a chance to win the Green of the Gorge 1st place title.

  • ‘Jackfield Tile Museum’ by Amanda Hillier - 56cm x 46cm Artists Proof with stencils and gold foiling
  • Family Annual Passport ticket for the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
  • Signed Individual certificate
  • 1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 12
  • Your image goes on display at an exhibition at an Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust venue

Second prize:

  • Wroxeter Roman Vineyard wine - 1 x Blistful Spry white wine, 1 x Pennystone red wine
  • Family Annual Passport ticket for the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
  • Signed Individual certificate
  • 1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 12
  • Your image goes on display at a special exhibition at an Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust venue

Third prize:

  • Family Annual Passport ticket for the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
  • Signed Individual certificate
  • 1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 12
  • Your image goes on display at a special exhibition at an Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust venue

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 images taken at the Ironbridge Site are eligible for entry.
    For more information and how to get there, visit the Ironbridge website.

Competition details

Type:
Special award
Submissions:
Online submissions
Entry start date:
June 1, 2018
Closing date:
October 31, 2018
Cost of entry:
£12 (Single Entry Slots x 4)

How do I enter?

Online submissions

Partner: Ironbridge

Competition and Exhibition Partner

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Credit: © Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust