Portfolios-Category Guide – Competition 12


Portfolios

Competition 12 - Portfolio entry

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About Portfolios

In Association with The RPS

Portfolios are a major part of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. They offer photographers the chance to explore the main competition categories with a set of six photographs, creating a complete IGPOTY photography portfolio.

The Portfolio award has a First Place prize of £2,000 and is supported by the Royal Photographic Society who award gold, silver and bronze medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, respectively.

To enter a portfolio, simply choose any main competition category, for example: The Beauty of Plants and select the 'Purchase portfolio entry' button.

Please note: an IGPOTY photography portfolio must contain all six images.

Insights

Portfolios are the perfect way to express the beauty and importance of plants and gardens in an extended way. If single images are essays then a photography portfolio is a story book. And although there hasn’t got to be a defined beginning or end point, an IGPOTY photography portfolio winner will show perfect cohesion of imagery and articulation of subject. The choice of imagery must display this faultless coherency.

Wider benefits

Creating a photography portfolio takes time, thought and often long-term planning, but the results are worth it. The power of the botanical story becomes amplified through the set of six images and helps people connect with the images on a deeper level. Achieving this will hone your sense of narrative within photography and will develop a self-critical way of working particularly when choosing subject matter or selecting the right images to include into the photography portfolio.

Prizes & Why should I enter?

Prizes

First prize:

£2,000
RPS gold medal
RPS certificate 
Your portfolio appears in IGPOTY book 12
1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 12
Signed individual certificate
Your image goes on tour in the travelling exhibition!

Second prize:

RPS silver medal
RPS certificate 
Your portfolio appears in IGPOTY book 12
1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 12
Signed individual certificate
Your image goes on tour in the travelling exhibition!

Third prize:

RPS bronze medal
RPS certificate 
Your portfolio appears in IGPOTY book 12
1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 12
Signed individual certificate
Your image goes on tour in the travelling exhibition!

Entry benefits

Exposure, international press coverage, one of the world's most prestigious photography portfolio categories, opportunities for growth and feedback, become a stakeholder in conservation, cultivate your skills, reinforce or launch your photographic career, push creative boundaries, develop a unique style, help grow a sense of narrative, enhance constructive self-criticism, build reputation with RPS endorsement.

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:

Portfolios are entered as part of a main category. Please navigate to the main competition categories and purchase a portfolio entry: https://igpoty.com/igpoty-competition-12/

A Portfolio must contain all 6 images.

Competition details

Subtitle:
In Association with The RPS
Type:
Portfolio entry
Submissions:
Online submissions
Entry start date:
February 20, 2018
Closing date:
October 31, 2018
Cost of entry:
£25 per 6 entry slots (Portfolio)

How do I enter?

Please purchase Portfolio slots from one of the main categories.

For help please visit our Frequently-Asked-Questions page: https://igpoty.com/igpoty-faqs/

Partner: The Royal Photographic Society

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