The Beauty of Herrenhausen Gardens-competition-14


The Beauty of Herrenhausen Gardens

Competition-14 - Special award

About The Beauty of Herrenhausen Gardens

Now in its 2nd year competition year!

Welcome to the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen! This internationally famous ensemble of garden arts and culture ranks among the most important historic gardens in Europe, a place where visitors can sense the courtly splendours of the Royal House of Hannover.

Here, various styles of garden art, antique sculpture and impressive water features bear witness to the imagination and skill of many artists and gardeners. Over three centuries the Herrenhausen Gardens have developed into a fascinating place to visit and this special award seeks to celebrate its beauty through garden photography.

NEW for 2020: prizes will be awarded by sponsor: PROBIS.

Prizes & Why should I enter?

Capture the beauty of Herrenhausen Gardens in this free-to-enter special award. Explore the various parts and features of the gardens and immerse yourself in the history and splendour of the landscape. Selected winners will feature at the IGPOTY launch at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and feature in the Herrenhausen Gardens own exhibition.

Prizes

First prize:

  • PROBIS voucher €150 EUR + PROBIS advantage booklet
  • Signed individual certificate
  • Your image exhibited at the IGPOTY launch exhibition at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Your image exhibited at the IGPOTY Herrenhausen exhibition
  • Second prize:

  • PROBIS voucher €100 EUR + PROBIS advantage booklet
  • Signed individual certificate
  • Your image exhibited at the 2020 IGPOTY launch exhibition at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Your image exhibited at the IGPOTY Herrenhausen exhibition
  • Third prize:

  • PROBIS voucher €50 EUR + PROBIS advantage booklet
  • Signed individual certificate
  • Your image exhibited at the IGPOTY launch exhibition at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Your image exhibited at the IGPOTY Herrenhausen exhibition
  • Runner(s) up:

    Places 4-10 (if applicable) will be awarded with PROBIS Advantage Booklet. Once per person regardless of number of places.

    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.
  • N.B.
  • High-res need to be at least 3780 pixels @ 300ppi, ideally larger.
  • Rule 9.3 "The mounting of an 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 and will be confirmed before the end of the current calendar year."
  • 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:

    Only images captured at Herrenhausen Gardens are valid. Entrants cannot win the overall IGPOTY prize.

    The award is free to enter. Adults only (18+) may enter. Normal admission fees apply. Herrenhausen Gardens employees are excluded from entry; volunteers are permitted to enter. Each entrant may upload a maximum of 8 images. For special prizes awarded by Herrenhausen Gardens the winner must be available/consent to contact using provided contact information. No alternative prizes may be given. 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:
    April 1, 2020
    Closing date:
    October 31, 2020, 12 noon GMT
    Cost of entry:
    FREE (up to 8 entries)

    How do I enter?

    Online submissions

    Partner: Herrenhäuser Gärten

    Exhibition Partner


    Credit: © Lars Gerhardts