The Blarney Castle & Gardens Photography Award-competition-14


The Blarney Castle & Gardens Photography Award

Competition-14 - Special award

About The Blarney Castle & Gardens Photography Award

Visit Blarney Castle, the home of the Blarney Stone.
Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, it has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland's greatest treasures.

Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the tower. Kiss it and you'll never again be lost for words.

IGPOTY are proud to return to Blarney in summer 2020 with our outdoor exhibition. Enter this special award for a chance to have your winning image exhibited there at this world famous magical location in the green and friendly location of County Cork, Ireland.

Plus cash prizes will be awarded by Blarney Castle and Gardens.

Insights

Look for recognisable scenes of Blarney Castle but also try to explore the wider gardens to capture something original. 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 'The Blarney Castle & Gardens Photography Award' 1st place title.

  • 1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 13
  • Signed individual certificate
  • Image exhibited at Blarney Castle Gardens
  • Special prize awarded by Blarney: €1,500 EURO.

Second adult prize:

  • 1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 13
  • Signed individual certificate
  • Image exhibited at Blarney Castle Gardens
  • Special prize awarded by Blarney Castle Gardens: €1,000 EURO.

Third adult prize:

  • 1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 13
  • Signed individual certificate
  • Image exhibited at Blarney Castle Gardens
  • Special prize awarded by Blarney Castle Gardens: €500 EURO.

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 Blarney Castle 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. Blarney Castle 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 Blarney Castle the winner must be available/consent to contact using provided contact information. Cash prizes are only available in Euros (€) no other alternatives. 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:
September 23, 2019
Closing date:
June 1, 2020
Cost of entry:
FREE

How do I enter?

Online submissions

Partner: Blarney Castle & Gardens

Welcome to Blarney Castle, the home of the Blarney Stone.
Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland's greatest treasures.


Credit: © IGPOTY/Blarney Castle