Sissinghurst Photographic Award-competition-13


Sissinghurst Photographic Award

Competition 13 - Special award

About Sissinghurst Photographic Award

International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) and National Trust Sissinghurst Castle Garden have partnered to offer a new free-to-enter special award to celebrate the beauty of this world-renowned garden.

Use photography to capture the enduring beauty of the gardens that were the legacy of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. This historic, poetic refuge is a perfect location for all types of garden photography including the iconic White Garden. From colourful borders to the Elizabethan tower, Sissinghurst is a garden dreamscape, awaiting capture.

Insights

Look for recognisable Sissinghurst scenes for example the estate, indoors and from the garden which reinforce the wider context of the gardens with flair and originality. Avoid out-of-context macro shots of plants.

Prizes & Why should I enter?

Prizes

First adult prize:

By entering this category your image stands a chance to win the 'Sissinghurst Photographic Award' 1st place title.

  • 1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 13
  • Signed individual certificate
  • Image exhibited at National Trust Sissinghurst Castle Garden
  • Special prize awarded by Sissinghurst: a private tour for two with the head gardener.

Second adult prize:

  • 1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 13
  • Signed individual certificate
  • Image exhibited at Sissinghurst
  • Special prize awarded by Sissinghurst: 1x Sissinghurst hamper.

Third adult prize:

  • 1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 13
  • Signed individual certificate
  • Image exhibited at Sissinghurst
  • Special prize awarded by Sissinghurst: a cream tea for two at Sissinghurst.

First youth prize:

  • Signed individual certificate
  • Image exhibited at Sissinghurst
  • Special prize awarded by Sissinghurst: bring up to 3 friends and your parents for a basic bush craft day (date/times to be arranged) with the Sissinghurst Castle Garden rangers. The day will involve making a shelter from natural materials, cooking on the fire, learning about the wild and what the estate has to offer.
  • 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:

    Only images captured at National Trust Sissinghurst Castle Garden are valid. Entrants cannot win the overall IGPOTY prize.

    The award is free to enter. Adults and children may enter (with parent/guardian's permission and registration. Child's name MUST be supplied during shortlisting stage. Normal admission fees apply. National Trust employees are excluded from entry; volunteers are permitted to enter. Each entrant may upload a maximum of 8 images. For special prizes awarded by Sissinghurst the winner must attend Sissinghurst to collect. Standard IGPOTY rules apply. Closing time for entries on the deadline date is midday (noon) GMT.

    Competition details

    Type:
    Special award
    Submissions:
    Online submissions
    Entry start date:
    July 26, 2019
    Closing date:
    October 6, 2019
    Cost of entry:
    FREE

    How do I enter?

    Online submissions

    Partner: National Trust

    Exhibition Partner.


    Credit: © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler