The Spirit and Beauty of Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Spirit and Beauty of Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Entry process

Entry process

To enter the Special award, complete the steps below:

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This Special award is closed for entries.

International Garden Photographer of the Year subscriber

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Dates for this category

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:

    Only images captured at Cambridge University Botanic Garden (CUBG) are valid. Entrants cannot win the overall IGPOTY prize.

    Images captured during any year at CUBG are valid for entry, however the minimum IGPOTY entry (size) requirements above must still be adhered to.

    The award is free to enter. Adults only (18+) may enter. CUBG employees are excluded from entry; volunteers are permitted to enter. Each entrant may upload a maximum of 8 images. For any prizes awarded by CUBG the winner/s must be available/consent to contact using provided contact information. All awarded entrants are consenting to contact from IGPOTY and CUBG by entering. No alternative prizes may be given. Standard IGPOTY rules apply. Closing time for entries on the deadline date is midday (noon) GMT.

    Entry fees, booking and any current COVID-19 rules may apply to gain admittance to CUBG.