Prizes

Prizes

About Prizes

TOP PRIZES

£5,000 - Best Overall Single Image (from a main category)

International Garden Photographer of the Year

£1,500 - 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

  • * £5,000
  • * The title "International Garden Photographer of the Year"**
  • * Extensive press coverage
  • * Your photograph featured in the latest IGPOTY exhibition whether physical or digital.

**Best Single Image (overall winner) is chosen from one of the main category winners - maximum prize: £5,000. No alternatives/extras. See Rules for full terms.

Royal Photographic Society Gold Medal for Best Portfolio

  • * £1,500
  • * Royal Photographic Society gold medal
  • * Extensive press coverage
  • * Your photograph featured in the latest IGPOTY exhibition whether physical or digital.

Main Category first place:

See the Category Guide for more information on main categories

  • * Extensive press coverage
  • * Your photograph featured in the latest IGPOTY exhibition whether physical or digital.

Photo Projects first place:

See the Category Guide for more information on Photo Projects

  • * £250
  • * Your photograph featured in the latest IGPOTY exhibition whether physical or digital.
  • * Press coverage

Runner-up Prize Winners

Portfolio second and third places:

  • * Royal Photographic Society silver medal and bronze medal
  • * Press coverage
  • * Your photograph featured in the latest IGPOTY exhibition whether physical or digital.

Main Category second and third places:

See the Category Guide for more information on main categories

  • * Your photograph featured in the latest IGPOTY exhibition whether physical or digital.
  • * Press coverage

Finalist Prizes

As many finalist photographs will be shown as possible in various combinations and collections in our exhibitions as space allows. The current exhibition schedule can be seen on the exhibitions page.

Highly Commended Prizes

Highly commended photographs will be shown on the International Garden Photographer of the Year website.

Commended Prizes

Commended photographs will be shown on the International Garden Photographer of the Year website.

Special Awards

Please check the category pages for specific information.

IGPOTY Book

  • If IGPOTY prints a book (at its discretion in any competition year), then:
  • * The photograph chosen as the book cover each year will receive 1 x prize copy
  • * Please note that the IGPOTY book is produced at the discretion of the organisers each year, in the event the book is not published then no book prize will be given. There will be no cash alternative.
  • * 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.