Thompson & Morgan Joy of Gardening

Competition 11 - Special award

About Thompson & Morgan Joy of Gardening

This award sets out to celebrate all things grown from Thompson & Morgan products, from the smallest seedling to the largest fruit tree. We'll be looking for inspriational photographs that connect people and plants through the joy of growing your own and that encourage others to get involved with gardening.

Through the photography of Thompson & Morgan products we hope to introduce more people to the benefits of gardening, the attainability of sustainable living, an increased awareness of the natural world and the accessibility and effectiveness of photography as an art form.

Why should I enter?

IGPOTY are excited to offer this new special award in collaboration with Thompson & Morgan, one of the UK's largest mail order seed and plant companies who have a long tradition of excellence in gardening and horticulture. For winners, you not only get to showcase your prized Thompson & Morgan specimens you also get to advance your name in photography by appearing at the IGPOTY launch event at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, get published in our annual book and receive special prizes from Thompson & Morgan.

Prizes

First prize:

Visit to Keukenhof Garden, Holland to spend a day of photography with IGPOTY MD Tyrone McGlinchey, plus £250 Thompson & Morgan vouchers.

Your image appears at the IGPOTY 11 launch exhibition at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Your image appears in IGPOTY Book 11
1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 11
Signed individual certificate

Second prize:

Visit to RHS Hyde Hall, Essex to spend a day of photography with IGPOTY MD Tyrone McGlinchey plus £100 Thompson & Morgan vouchers. 

Your image appears at the IGPOTY 11 launch exhibition at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Your image appears in IGPOTY Book 11
1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 11
Signed individual certificate

Third prize:

Visit to RHS Hyde Hall, Essex to spend a day of photography with IGPOTY MD Tyrone McGlinchey plus £50 Thompson & Morgan vouchers. 

Your image appears at the IGPOTY 11 launch exhibition at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Your image appears in IGPOTY Book 11
1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 11
Signed individual certificate

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:

Only images taken of Thompson & Morgan products, including seeds and plants in all of their stages of growth from any time and season.

Competition details

Type:
Special award
Submissions:
Online submissions
Entry start date:
May 18, 2017
Closing date:
October 31, 2017
Cost of entry:
£10

How do I enter?

Online submissions

Who can enter?

Anyone who has bought a plant or seed from Thompson & Morgan

Get in touch

Partner: Thompson & Morgan

Special Award Partner.

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Credit: Summer Morning at the Allotments by Mark Bolton