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IGPOTY – Black & White Competition 2019

The IGPOTY calendar begins with the brilliant Black & White Photo Project. Be creative, explore different botanical shapes and take advantage of the texture, patterns and shapes emphasised by the increased contrast of black and white.

You can use the existing IGPOTY main categories to theme your black & white images only within the realms of 'garden photography'.

Through use of black and white, aim to capture a new experience, essence or feeling that colour will struggle to express.

Black and white is a diverse, modern and powerful thematic style that works perfectly with botanical subjects. Winners of this Photo Project have all showed fantastic originality and intention, setting out to achieve a black and white image from the outset that belonged in black and white for a specific reason, rather than converting an old colour image. In this way the photograph gains considerable value, impact and integrity.

Mark Bentley, deputy editor of Black+White Photography magazine, said: “Gardens and the natural world can often look stunning in black and white. When colour is removed from an image, the shapes, textures and patterns become stronger. And when the weather is grim, the light can play a crucial role in the mood of your picture.”

Fees:

Free

Prizes:

First prize:

Single Entries only:

£500
1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 13
Signed individual certificate
Your image goes on tour in the travelling exhibition!

Second prize:

Single Entries Only:

1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 13
Signed individual certificate
Your image goes on tour in the travelling exhibition!

Third prize:

Single Entries Only:

1 x prize copy of IGPOTY Book 13
Signed individual certificate
Your image goes on tour in the travelling exhibition!

Entry benefits

Exposure, international press coverage, one of the world's most prestigious photographic categories for black and white, opportunities for growth and feedback, become a stakeholder in conservation, cultivate your skills, launch your photographic career.

Eligibility:

The International Garden Photographer of the Year competition (‘the Competition’) is an annual competition open to everyone

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

You grant International Garden Photographer of the Year and its supporting partners a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free licence to reproduce, enlarge, publish, bring within printable colour gamut, or exhibit on any media, the photographs for any purpose connected with the Competition.

Theme:

Black and White