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The Beauty of Barrington Court

Competition 16 - Special award

About The Beauty of Barrington Court

In Association with the National Trust

This free-to-enter special award 'Beauty of Barrington Court' is open to everyone (adults only) and is the first IGPOTY run photo competition to be dedicated to images captured at National Trust Barrington Court; a beautifully restored estate and gardens, an atmospheric fragment of old Somerset.

Insights

The intention of Colonel Lyle in 1917 was to create a working model mediaeval manor estate, with orchards, avenues and the wider landscape reflecting this vision for a rural estate within the Somerset countryside. Partially derelict farmyards were transformed into luxuriant flower gardens with the help of Gertrude Jekyll’s planting plans and Elsie ‘Ronnie’ Lyle’s passion for planting.

We would love to see photos that capture the Lyle’s passion for exemplary craftsmanship and detailed design, whether in the gardens, architecture of the buildings or wider landscape. We also welcome photos of the wildlife that makes Barrington Court it’s home. However, please aim to keep a recognisable connection to Barrington Court in all of your entries (i.e. - we are not looking for macro flower photography).

Prizes & Why should I enter?

Selected winners will form part of an exclusive exhibition at the IGPOTY exhibition at Barrington Court in 2022. There will also be special prizes on offer as listed below.

Prizes

First prize:

Your photograph goes on display at the IGPOTY Barrington Court exhibition in 2022 and a signed individual certificate.

Private tour of the gardens at Barrington Court with the Head Gardener, followed by

A cream tea for two in the café.

£30 National Trust Voucher.

Second prize:

Your photograph goes on display at the IGPOTY Barrington Court exhibition in 2022 and a signed individual certificate.

A cream tea for two in the café.

£20 National Trust Voucher.

Third prize:

Your photograph goes on display at the IGPOTY Barrington Court exhibition in 2022 and a signed individual certificate.

A cream tea for two in the café.

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, judging will be done jointly by IGPOTY and a National Trust representative.

    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).

    Only photography captured in the gardens and grounds of National Trust Barrington Court are permitted.

    Adults over 18 years old may enter only. National Trust Staff are excluded from entry, however volunteers may enter. Any images captured for this competition may not be sold and are only for your personal use. Prizes must be collected in person at National Trust Barrington Court, no cash alternatives. Via consent, the 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:
    April 6, 2022
    Closing date:
    August 1, 2022, 12 noon GMT (closes in 3 weeks)
    Cost of entry:
    £FREE (up to 8x free entries per adult)

    How do I enter?

    Online submissions

    Partner: National Trust

    Exhibition Partner.


    Credit: © National Trust Images/James Dobson