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International Garden Photographer of the Year 2010

The fourth annual International Garden Photographer of the Year competition ends on 30 November. There is still time to submit your entries.

The competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike. Entries are welcome from any country in the world. There are no restrictions on the type of camera you use, or the techniques you use to produce your final image.

Uniquely among major photographic competitions, all entrants can receive professional feedback on their entries – after the judging of the competition is completed and on request.


Submit photos of plants, gardens, wildlife in the garden, people in the garden, wildflowers and trees.

Types of entry:

  • Single images: These are judged as individual, stand-alone photographs.
  • Portfolios: A portfolio is a group of photographs that work both as individual images and as part of a themed collection. A portfolio can explore a location, a mood, a colour, a plant group, in fact any garden-related subject that fits into one of the categories – but all the images should relate to one another and to the theme as a whole.


The International Garden Photographer of the Year 2010 has a huge range of cash and other prizes available to winners and to runners-up, together with the unique prize of having a photograph exhibited in the special exhibition at Kew Gardens.

Please visit the Prizes page on the official website for a complete listing of the available prizes.


  • The International Garden Photographer of the Year competition is an annual competition open to everyone except those involved in its organisation.
  • Images that have won an award in another public photographic competition are not eligible.
  • You can enter as many photographs in as many categories as you like.
  • You do not have to own a professional camera to do well in the competition.
  • Digital manipulation by software such as Photoshop is allowed.
  • No responsibility can be taken by the organisers for images that are incorrectly submitted.

How to enter?

You must first register then login and submit your entries.

Entry fee

The competition costs £10 to enter. For £10 you can enter up to 4 photographs in one of the categories.

If you wish to enter another category, then this costs an additional £10 for up to 4 photographs.