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International Garden Photographer of the Year People?s Choice

International Garden Photographer of the Year People’s Choice - 'Soft tones of Autumn' has won the IGPOTY People's Choice Plant Portraits award.

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Jacky Parker has won the People’s Choice Plant Portraits award with her highly commended image entitled Soft tones of Autumn.

IGPOTY invited everyone to vote for their favourite image in the Plant Portraits category from the finalist and highly commended entries in the third IGPOTY competition. Jacky’s image has emerged the popular winner with her beautifully composed photograph that portrays Echinacea Purpurea White Lustre surrounded by delicate grasses softly swaying in an autumn breeze.

Jacky says that it’s “a wonderful surprise being voted People’s Choice in the Plant Portraits category. The IGPOTY competition provides me with a treasure trove of inspirational ideas and encouragement. This year I am enjoying the challenges of the ‘4 Seasons’ competitions, bringing myself out of my comfort zone and looking at new aspects of garden photography.”

IGPOTY is now inviting people to vote for their favourite photographs in the Garden Views category! Anyone is welcome to enter until the end of June - log in (or register) on the International Garden Photographer of the Year website to vote now!

The summer ‘4 seasons’ competition is now open!
The theme for the summer seasonal competition is Insect Beauties. IGPOTY is looking for originality and images that reveal the secret life of micro-creatures in gardens from around the world. Supported by Landscape Juice.

Deadline for entries is 31st August 2010. All entries will also automatically go through to the main IGPOTY competition at the end of the year.

A limited number of spaces are still available for a photographic seminar in association with IGPOTY, Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera. Clive Nichols, one of the IGPOTY’s judges, is hosting the seminar in June and will be discussing ‘how to take award-winning garden and plant photographs’. Visit www.igpoty.com for more details and booking information.

The third annual International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition is on display at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew until the 26th September 2010.

A unique exhibition of photographs from the second IGPOTY competition is in a special outdoor display at the Alnwick Garden, Northumberland until the 13th July 2010.
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