The Overall Winner of Competition 14 Is Robin Williams
© Robin Williams
IGPOTY's main 'Competition 14' categories closed for entries on October 31st, 2020 and received many great entries. The judges awarded the best photographs from countries across the world.
The winner is Robin Williams PhD MPhil BSc FRPS FIMI FBPA FBIPP from Melbourne, Australia with his work 'Creation' - depicting the stunning close-up detail of the flower head of Nelumbo nucifera (lotus), captured at the Blue Lotus Water Gardens, Victoria, Australia.
Robin expressed: "I am absolutely thrilled to be named ‘International Garden Photographer of the Year 2020’ – I am always inspired by the beautiful work submitted by photographers all over the world and humbled to think that my work can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with theirs. We all celebrate the beauty of the natural world and in doing so, hope to protect it.”
Robin will receive £5,000 and his photo will now feature in IGPOTY's new virtual exhibition 14 gallery which is planned to open on Feb 6th, 2021 and run to March 7th, 2021 - to match the original Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew launch dates.