The International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) has now opened its ninth annual competition, with a bigger winning cash prize.
Speaking yesterday, organisers of IGPOTY said that to encourage more people to enter the competition, they were increasing the grand prize from a payout of £5,000 to £7,500.
IGPOTY’s Tyrone McGlinchey reflected: “It's vitally important that we continue to widen participation as much as possible, because although photography can be a lone pursuit, it's our job to encourage those hidden talents and promote undiscovered photographic gems."
Similar to the previous competition, in October, this year’s search for the superior garden photographs will involve eight categories. Special awards and photo projects are included too.
process we hope to share with the world just how special our little green
planet really is,” added McGlinchey. “Without the photographers, we can't do
this. We hope the increase in first place prize money helps us in this