IWPOY 2015 Shortlist Online

Early yesterday evening the Isle of Wight twinned with the Netherlands for the final stage in the judging of the 2015 IWPOY photographic competition. Throughout the week the judges, Frank Doorhof international photographer & educator along with David Betts well known Island and South Coast wedding & portrait photographer, considered their selections for the shortlist of 30 images.

Frank & DaveThis culminated in face-to-face video meeting between Frank and David to discuss the finer points of the competition and decide on the winning top three photographs. Both were thinking along the same lines as they reached agreement fairly easily.

Therefore, we are very pleased to announce that the 30 photographs chosen for the IWPOY shortlist 2015 have been uploaded and are now ready for viewing online using the Galleries menu option on this site or by clicking this link: http://www.wightphoto.com/2015_shortlist

We would like to thank both Frank and David for their sterling work in judging this competition and for all of the 224 entries we received this year. All shortlisted photographers will be invited to the awards presentation evening 23rd January 2016 where the top three winners will be announced.

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We are very excited that both judges will be there for the awards and great news too that Frank will be launching an exhibition of some of his own work at Dimbola Museum & Galleries to run alongside the main exhibition.

We will also have more news soon about a second exhibition venue for 2016 so as they say watch this space and as always thanks to everyone for their support.

David Betts Judge For IWPOY 2015 Announced

Completing the judge’s line-up, we are pleased to be able to confirm David Betts as our final Judge for the IWPOY 2015 competition. We can always rely on David to provide a David-Bettsprofessional and objective view on all of the entries whilst making his selections.

As most of you already know David has a wealth of photographic experience gained over 30 years as one of the Islands’ foremost photographers specialising in Weddings and Portraiture. He has been published many times including in his book ‘Island Maidens’.

We are very pleased to have David on-board with us again this year and as the deadline for entries is rapidly approaching this is going to be a busy and exciting time for everyone involved with the competition.