Prizes

Prizes

About Prizes

TOP PRIZES

£7,500 - Best Overall Single Image (from a main category)

International Garden Photographer of the Year

£2,000 - Best Overall Portfolio

The Royal Photographic Society gold medal

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

Special Awards TBA

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 latest annual IGPOTY competition year photo book - 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 latest annual IGPOTY competition year photo book - 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

  • * £250 cash prize (GBP only)
  • * Photograph will feature in the latest annual IGPOTY competition year photo book - 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 cash prize (GBP only)
  • * Photograph will feature in the latest annual IGPOTY competition year photo book - 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:

  • * 1 x Digital Camera - make/model will vary each year
  • * Title "International Young Garden Photographer of the Year"
  • * Photograph will feature in the latest annual IGPOTY competition year photo book - 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 latest annual IGPOTY competition year photo book - 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 latest annual IGPOTY competition year photo book - 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 latest annual IGPOTY competition year photo book - 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 - latest annual photo book at half-price RRP 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 - latest annual photo book at half-price RRP 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 - latest annual photo book at half-price RRP plus postage.

Special Awards

Please check the category pages for more information.

IGPOTY Book

  • * The photograph chosen as the book cover each year will receive 1 x prize copy
  • * All awarded photographers in a given competition year may buy 1 copy of International Garden Photographer of the Year - latest annual photo book at half-price RRP plus postage. Normally a coupon code will be sent out before publication.

Please see Rules for full T&C.