National Trust Riverlands-competition-16


National Trust Riverlands

Competition 16 - Special award

About National Trust Riverlands

In Association with the National Trust

Riverlands is at the heart of the National Trust’s ambitions for restoring a healthy, beautiful, natural environment, making bigger, better, more and joined up space for nature. Today, our rivers are in trouble with only 14 percent of our river catchments in England in good health.

The Riverlands ambition is to provide rivers and catchments that are healthy, clean and rich in wildlife, that are valued and loved for their heritage and beauty.

Photographs should encapsulate the importance and significance of rivers and streams to the wildlife and/or people that use and enjoy them.

We’d love to see your pictures of river landscapes, the plants and animals that rivers support or people out and about enjoying rivers and streams. However, do keep the emphasis on the river and the landscape, not portraits of people.


Please only submit images taken in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Prizes & Why should I enter?

Selected winners will form part of an exhibition at the IGPOTY exhibition at National Trust Sheringham Park towards the end of 2022. There will also be special prizes on offer as listed below.

Prizes

First prize:

Your image goes on display at the IGPOTY Sheringham Park exhibition in 2022 and a signed individual certificate.

A 6-hour One-2-One photo workshop with award-winning landscape photographer Justin Minns at a National Trust property in the East of England and a copy of Justin’s book ‘Photographing East Anglia’.

Second prize:

Your image goes on display at the IGPOTY Sheringham Park exhibition in 2022 and a signed individual certificate.

A 2-hour One-2-One photo workshop with award-winning landscape photographer Justin Minns at a National Trust property in the East of England.

Third prize:

Your image goes on display at the IGPOTY Sheringham Park exhibition in 2022 and a signed individual certificate.

A 2-hour One-2-One photo workshop with award-winning landscape photographer Justin Minns at a National Trust property in the East of England.

Applies to all winning places - by entering, you are opting-in to contact from the National Trust to arrange the prizes. You are also opting-in to allow the National Trust to use any of the awarded images from this competition to promote the Riverlands project until 2024, full credit will be given.

You are giving explicit consent by pressing the Enter Now button.

Justin Minns is a multi-award winning landscape photographer best known for his atmospheric images of East Anglia, with multiple past awards in IGPOTY competitions.

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.

    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.

    Competition details

    Subtitle:
    In Association with the National Trust
    Type:
    Special award
    Submissions:
    Online submissions
    Entry start date:
    March 1, 2022
    Closing date:
    September 16, 2022, 12 noon GMT
    Cost of entry:
    £FREE (up to 8x free entries per adult)

    How do I enter?

    Online submissions

    Partner: National Trust Riverlands

    Exhibition Partner.


    Credit: © National Trust Images/Justin Minns