National Trust Riverlands

National Trust Riverlands

Entry process

Dates for this category

Check and Edit: See Competition Category page.


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 (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.


  • High-res source file/s need to be at least 3780 pixels (longest side) @ 300 ppi, ideally larger (and ideally with an Adobe RGB (1998) colour profile).

Full competition rules:

Please see the IGPOTY competition rules, which always prevail:

Category rules:

IGPOTY is a juried competition based on skill.

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). Adults over 18 years old may enter only.

Pictures of river landscapes, the plants and animals that rivers support or people out and about enjoying rivers and streams. Please only submit images taken in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Do not submit isolated portraits of people. Please obtain model/property releases/permission before capture, if shortlisted you may asked to complete a release form/s. National Trust employees and any tutors linked to this competition may not enter, however National Trust volunteers can.

Any images captured for this competition on National Trust property may not be sold and are only for your personal use. Prizes must be collected in person at National Trust East of England properties, no cash alternatives. National Trust will contact winners to arrange any prizes, as necessary.