Special award closed
This Special award is closed for entries.
About New Shoots
We are very interested in encouraging new talent as part of the competition. New Shoots awards are awarded to anyone who has not previously won this award.
You cannot formally enter New Shoots - it is awarded by Judges selecting entries from across the main IGPOTY categories. The IGPOTY Team will check if a photograph is eligible for a New Shoots award.
Prizes & Why should I enter?
Around 10-12 entries are selected and awarded the 'New Shoots' title plus your image will feature in our next limited edition illustrated hardback book.
- 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.
Entries cannot win category nor overall prizes
New Shoots awards are only presented to those photographers who have not previously won a New Shoots award.
Please see IGPOTY competition rules.
How do I enter?
Please purchase Single/Portfolio slots from one of the main categories. This special award is given by IGPOTY to the best newcomers each year to encourage new talent.
For help please visit our Frequently-Asked-Questions page: