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Highlights of Hidcote

Competition 16 - Special award

About Highlights of Hidcote

This free-to-enter special award 'Highlights of Hidcote' is open to everyone (adults only) and is the first IGPOTY run photo competition to be dedicated to images captured at National Trust Hidcote; a world famous Arts and Crafts-inspired garden with intricately designed outdoor spaces in the rolling Cotswold hills.

Insights

Hidcote is one of the country’s most celebrated gardens. Covering an area of 10.5 acres the garden takes visitors on a journey through intimate formal areas revealing a different atmosphere or new vista at every turn.

Major Lawrence Johnston, the creator of Hidcote Garden, was a passionate plantsman and talented garden designer. Using Hidcote as a ‘blank canvas’ Lawrence Johnston designed in phases from 1907 to 1938. He furnished borders with newly discovered plants and exotic rarities gathered during plant hunting expeditions from around the world. In 1948 Lawrence Johnston gifted Hidcote, now a Grade I listed garden, to the National Trust, who continue to care for it for future generations to enjoy.

We would love to see photos that capture Johnston's passion for plants and design, whether in the gardens, or set against architecture of the buildings or wider landscape.

Please submit photos that were captured no older than 5 years ago from the competition entry start date.

Prizes & Why should I enter?

Selected winners will form part of an exclusive exhibition at the IGPOTY exhibition at National Trust Hidcote in 2023. There will also be special prizes on offer as listed below.

Prizes

First prize:

Your photograph goes on display at the IGPOTY NT Hidcote exhibition in 2023 and a signed individual certificate.

Personal tour of the garden followed by afternoon tea with Hidcote’s head gardener, Lottie Allen

Second prize:

Your photograph goes on display at the IGPOTY NT Hidcote exhibition in 2023 and a signed individual certificate.

£50 National Trust Gift Card.

Third prize:

Your photograph goes on display at the IGPOTY NT Hidcote exhibition in 2023 and a signed individual certificate.

Cream tea for two at NT Hidcote.

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:

    IGPOTY is a juried competition based on skill, judging will be done jointly by IGPOTY and a National Trust representative.

    Free-to-enter Special Award entries are not eligible for the Overall IGPOTY prize and cannot win more than one award using the same image(s).

    Only photography captured in the gardens and grounds of National Trust Hidcote are permitted.

    Please submit photos that were captured no older than 5 years ago from the competition entry start date.

    Adults over 18 years old may enter only. National Trust Staff are excluded from entry, however volunteers may enter. Any images captured for this competition may not be sold and are only for your personal use. Prizes must be collected in person at National Trust Hidcote, no cash alternatives. Via consent, the National Trust will contact winners to arrange any prizes, as necessary.

    Competition details

    Type:
    Special award
    Submissions:
    Online submissions
    Entry start date:
    August 31, 2022
    Closing date:
    June 30, 2023, 12 noon GMT
    Cost of entry:
    £FREE (up to 8x free entries per adult)

    How do I enter?

    Online submissions

    Partner: National Trust

    Exhibition Partner.



    Credit: © National Trust Images/Nick Daly