IGPOTY 15 - Overall Winner and Results Revealed
Third-Time Overall IGPOTY Winner Wows Judges With 'Stardust'
IGPOTY Competition 15 categories closed for entries on October 31st, 2021 and received many great submissions. The judges awarded the best photographs captured in countries across the world; Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Vietnam, and Wales.
Many congratulations to all the winners and especially to the Overall Winner (best single image in a main pay-to-enter category) - 'International Garden Photographer of the Year (15)' Magdalena Wasiczek from Poland with her work entitled - 'The Stardust'.
“Each time I won IGPOTY is a great surprise, these victories came in different periods of my photographic path, but I enjoyed it in the same way. Like a child!
But of course - winning the top prize for the third time makes me feel like a champion of climbing Seven Summits.”
Magdalena Wasiczek, IGPOTY Overall Winner (Competitions no. 15, 8, 5)
Tyrone McGlinchey FLS FRSA, Head Judge, MD, IGPOTY said:
"Magdalena has created this stunning, shimmering play on light, as she elevates this humble butterfly to the heavens. The magic of this capture is literally in the very air, with raindrops and macro lens used to great effect.
With this calibre of capture, it is easy to see why this will be her third overall IGPOTY win, and I offer her my congratulations for achieving this most amazing distinction."
Magdalena will receive £5,000 and her photo will feature at the IGPOTY flagship exhibition at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew which is planned to open to the public on Feb 5th, 2022 and run until March 6th, 2022 (COVID depending).
Dates may be subject to change, the launch exhibition is supported by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and will feature a selection of higher placed winning photos (on the whole) drawn from Finalist level places and above, there will also be a selection of 'Captured at Kew' winning photos on display. Other special awards are not guaranteed to be on display and not all special award results are yet announced.
If you entered the Competition and even if you didn't you can check the results on our website which are now live, by clicking here.