Prizes

About Prizes

TOP PRIZES

£7,500 - Single Image

International Garden Photographer of the Year

£2,000 - Portfolio

The Royal Photographic Society gold medal

(Comprised of 6 images themed from one of the main categories)

Special Awards:

New Shoots!

Gardens on the Go

See the Category Guide for more information on special awards. Further special awards will be announced throughout the year.

Winners for the main competition will be announced every February.

Feedback for competition entrants:

Professional feedback is available to purchase from our shop.

Our winning photographs are organised as follows:

  • International Garden Photographer of the Year - best image of all the single image category winners.
  • The Royal Photographic Society Gold Medal for Best Portfolio - best Portfolio.
  • Winners - win prizes in the various categories and photographs exhibited and published - see below.
  • Finalists - photographs exhibited and published - see below.
  • Highly Commended - photographs featured on the website and published. Photographs will be exhibited if possible - see below.
  • Commended - photographs featured on the website. Photographs will be published and exhibited if possible- see below.

Prize Categories

First Prize Winners

Top prize - International Garden Photographer of the Year

  • * £7,500
  • * The title "International Garden Photographer of the Year"**
  • * Photograph will feature in the book: International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11 - 1 x prize copy
  • * Extensive press coverage
  • * Your photograph featured as a central exhibition grade print in the UK and around the world

**Best Single Image (overall winner) is chosen from one of the main category winners - maximum prize: £7,500. No alternatives/extras. See Rules for full terms.

Royal Photographic Society Gold Medal for Best Portfolio

  • * £2,000
  • * Royal Photographic Society gold medal
  • * Photograph will feature in the book: International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11 - 1 x prize copy
  • * Extensive press coverage
  • * Your photograph featured as a central exhibition grade print in the UK and around the world

Main Category first place:

See the Category Guide for more information on main categories

  • * Digital Camera - TBC
  • * Photograph will feature in the book: International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11 - 1 x prize copy
  • * Extensive press coverage
  • * Your photograph featured as a central exhibition grade print in the UK and around the world

Photo Projects first place:

See the Category Guide for more information on Photo Projects

  • * £500
  • * Photograph will feature in the book: International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11 - 1 x prize copy
  • * Your photograph featured as a central exhibition grade print in the UK and around the world
  • * Press coverage

Young Garden Photographer of the Year first place:

  • * Digital Camera - TBC
  • * Title "International Young Garden Photographer of the Year"
  • * Photograph will feature in the book: International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11 - 1 x prize copy

Runner-up Prize Winners

Portfolio second and third places:

  • * Royal Photographic Society silver medal and bronze medal
  • * Press coverage
  • * Photograph will feature in the book: International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11 - 1 x prize copy
  • * Your photograph featured as a central exhibition grade print in the UK and around the world

Main Category second and third places:

See the Category Guide for more information on main categories

  • * Your photograph featured as a central exhibition grade print in the UK and around the world
  • * Photograph will feature in the book: International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11 - 1 x prize copy
  • * Press coverage

Young Garden Photographer of the Year second and third places:

  • * Your photograph featured as a central exhibition grade print in the UK and around the world
  • * Photograph will feature in the book: International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11 - 1 x prize copy

Finalist Prizes

The finalists' photographs will be shown in various combinations and collections in our exhibitions as space allows. The current exhibition schedule can be seen on the exhibitions page. Each finalist photograph will feature in the book: International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11. Photographers of finalist images may buy a copy of International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11 at half-price plus postage.

Highly Commended Prizes

Highly commended photographs will be shown on the International Garden Photographer of the Year website. Each highly commended photograph will feature in the book: International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11. Highly commended photographs will be exhibited where space allows. Photographers of highly commended images may buy a copy of International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11 at half-price plus postage.

Commended Prizes

Commended photographs will be shown on the International Garden Photographer of the Year website. Commended photographs may be exhibited at certain exhibitions where space allows. Photographers of commended images may buy a copy of International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11 at half-price plus postage.

Special Awards

New Shoots!

  • * There will be approximately ten awarded images featured in the book: International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11
  • * A selection of the images will be featured at the launch exhibition of competition 11

Gardens on the Go

First Place:

  • * 1 x latest smartphone
  • * Photograph will feature in the book: International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11 - 1 x prize copy
  • * Images will be exhibited where possible

Second and Third:

  • * Photograph will feature in the book: International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 11 - 1 x prize copy
  • * Images will be exhibited where possible

Book Cover

  • * The photograph chosen as the book cover each year will receive 1 x prize copy

Please see Rules for full T&C.