The Beauty of Plants

Competition 11 - Category

About The Beauty of Plants

Achieving great images of plants and flowers requires skill, passion and commitment. This category celebrates the ephemeral beauty of the plant – from seed to compost. Plant portraiture is all about capturing the very essence, or character, of a plant. This could be a rambling rose or a humble bluebell, an exotic tree peony or the delicate flower head of a grass. A single bloom in isolation can be admired for its uniqueness. Take a closer look. The judges will be looking for spot-on technique and original artistic views of your subject.

Why should I enter?

Prizes

First prize:

By entering this category your image stands a chance to win the overall IGPOTY title and prize of £7,500!

Please note - you cannot win this category prize and the overall prize.

Camera - make/model TBC
1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 11
Signed individual certificate
Your image goes on tour in the travelling exhibition!

Second prize:

1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 11
Signed individual certificate
Your image goes on tour in the travelling exhibition!

Third prize:

1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 11
Signed individual certificate
Your image goes on tour in the travelling exhibition!

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 (at least 1920px) on their longest side.
  • 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.
  • 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:

Please see IGPOTY competition rules.

Competition details

Type:
Category
Submissions:
Online submissions
Entry start date:
February 20, 2017
Closing date:
October 31, 2017
Cost of entry:
£12 per 4 entries, £25 per 6 entries (Portfolio)

How do I enter?

Online submissions

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Credit: Las Ánimas by Alexis Javier Acosta Simón