Newport Minster Shortlist Announced

With well over 200 entries in this year’s Newport Minster “The Church at the Heart of the Island” competition it has not been an easy task for the judges. The 50 images selected for the shortlist can now be viewed in the main IWPOY Gallery HERE and the Winning entry and runners-up will be announce very soon.

The Friends of the Minster would like to thank everyone who entered this competition and very much look forward to seeing the exhibition throughout the summer months.


Final Call In Newport Minster Competition

The IWPOY organisers and Friends of Newport Minster are exceptionally pleased with the response to the ‘Church at the Heart of the Island’ competition.


Photographers can take this notice as their final call. If you’ve decided to leave it till the last minute, then this is the last minute, as the competition will close for entries at midnight tomorrow Wednesday 27th May 2009 or for the pedantic 11.59 pm.  With well over 200 entries already there is just time to get a few more in.


Remember to check out the rules and competition theme carefully, give the judges a hard time and Good Luck to everyone!  You can view all of the entries HERE:

Newport Minster 2009 Judges Announced

We are very pleased to be able to announce the judges for this year’s ‘Church at the Heart of the Island’ competition. Two of the judges Jennifer and Chris have judged the IWPOY in previous years and they are well aware of the difficult task ahead. We would also like to welcome Rodney onboard as the representative of the ‘Friends of the Minster’ and one of the main supporters of this competition. Continue reading

The Church at the Heart of the Island

A welcome addition to the IWPOY this year and for a limited period only, 15th April – 27th May 2009, is the Newport Minster Photo Competition entitled “Church at The Heart of The Island“.  As part of the Minster Renewal Campaign photographers both young and old are being invited to get their cameras out to capture the essence of the Minster formerly (St Thomas’ Newport).

The Island, a popular tourist destination, will host a fabulous exhibition within the Minster throughout the summer months displaying 50 of the best shortlisted images for both vistors and Islanders alike.

Those photographers lucky enough to be selected will, as always, retain copyright to their images and be visibly credited. The overall winning photographer will be featured in the Minster Campaign promotional materials and receive a framed print of their winning image.  The under 16 winner will also go on assignment with an IW County Press Photographer.

Don’t delay on uploading your images as this is only a short six week competition. For full details please check-out the competition category rules and criteria HERE.

We look forward to seeing your photographs and Good luck!

One Island Go Wild On Wight

Island Photographers are being urged to Go Wild with their cameras on Wight in the Isle of Wight Councils One Island Magazine.

The feature article not only launches this brand spanking new category in the annual Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Competition, but provides many valuable details on where and how you can capture a winning image.

It’s a very small world – Go Wild on Wight is excellent category for budding wildlife photographers just starting out or indeed consummate professionals with entries expected to depict ‘THE NATURAL WORLD’ in full colour from the Isle of Wight.

With a wealth of photographic subjects on our doorstep, which anyone with any type of camera can capture.  Young and old photographers will hopefully be inspired to get out and about across the Island as this category emphasises that knowing your home patch and your subject is more important than the camera you use. Continue reading