IGPOTY 13 - Winners Revealed!
All of the winners of the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 13 are now available to view online.
Congratulations to all awarded entrants and thank you to everyone who entered.
Competition 13 has seen some incredible winning images from across the world. With the inclusion of a new photo project 'Square Crop', new main category 'Plants & Planet' as well as 'Captured at Kew' and more localised special awards than ever before; IGPOTY has widened its reach and green message to an even wider audience.
The Overall Winner and the International Garden Photographer of the Year (13) is: Albert Ceolan of South Tyrol, Italy.
“Thank you so much for the wonderful news, it is an indescribable joy for me to be the absolute winner of this extraordinary contest. A dream come true.
Over the last few years IGPOTY has been a source of inspiration for me as well as a great pleasure for the eyes and the soul.
The thought that one of my images will be shown as overall winner in these mythical gardens fills me with enthusiasm and pride.”
Tyrone McGlinchey, Head Judge of IGPOTY said:
"Albert has documented a scene which is simultaneously shocking as it is well composed. The photo cleverly shows both the natural destruction by storm Vaia and the remaining trees, symbolising hope.
IGPOTY introduced the new category 'Plants & Planet' for this very reason to stimulate discussion and arouse awareness of changing global weather and our current climate emergency.
By running this category - IGPOTY entrants helped to plant 78 new trees via WeForest in the Brazil project, which focuses on reconnecting remaining patches of the Atlantic forest through forest corridors so that wildlife can continue to reproduce and thrive."