IWPOY Prize Fund grows with new 2008 Sponsors

We are very grateful to Island Photo Centre in association with Nikon for sponsoring extra prizes for the top three winners of the IWPOY 2008. Included with ‘a day with a Isle of Wight County Press Photographer’ and a large high quality canvas print, provided by Essential, the first place winner will also receive a Nikon P50 digital camera. The second place photographer will receive a Crumpler Photo Rucksack including Nikon accessories along with their canvas print and Photoshop Elements 6 with their canvas print will be awarded for third place.

IWPOY 2008 IPC & Nikon Sponsorship


The Nikon P50 is a high-performance 8.1 megapixel camera boasting a classic look and feel that is designed to satisfy camera purists. With a 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR lens with 28mm wide-angle capability, an optical viewfinder, a solid grip, and a handy Mode dial for quick and easy access to Manual shooting mode. The COOLPIX P50 – a veritable powerhouse of pure photographic capability. 

A multi-purpose Nikon-Crumpler photo backpack  provides enough space for all your equipment and more. It features Crumpler’s all new ‘spread-em’ opening system so that you can reach your equipment without prying eyes seeing, an easy access outer side pocket, an inside mesh window pocket with zip, and super strong shoulder straps. The detachable photo compartment has internal divides and extra padding on the bottom, (specification may vary).  

Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 6 software, is a major upgrade to the No. 1 selling consumer photo-editing software. Available now for Windows® and soon to be released for the Mac, Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity for consumers to find, view and easily infuse creativity and personality into their photos. This landmark release helps consumers at all experience levels achieve outstanding results and provides interactive options for sharing unique creations via print and Web. 

The IWPOY would like to take this opportunity to thank all of this year’s competition sponsors as without their support the Isle of Wight Photgrapher of the Year online competition would not be possible and with their help the IWPOY is growing in strength and popularity year by year.

IWPOY Judges Evening 30th January 2008 Dimbola Lodge

Would you like the chance to meet the IWPOY judges from the 2007 competition and listen to how they arrived at their decisions. Maybe you’d like to discuss your entries with them and gain a few pointers for the IWPOY 2008. The Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group are hosting an IWPOY Judges evening on Wednesday 30th January 2008 at Dimbola Lodge, Freshwater Bay 7:30-9:30pm. 

During the evening you will also be able to try-out some of the latest digital photographic equipment as we are very pleased that our new sponsor the Island Photo Centre will be on-hand to show you what’s new and answer any questions you may have.

This is a strictly by invitation only evening as places are limited. So to reserve your place please fill in the contact form on this website and enter IWPOY Judges Evening as the subject header. You will be notified by email if you are successful. 

We know that it will be a very interesting evening and we look forward to seeing you there.

IPC New Sponsor for 2008

Island Photo Centre

The IWPOY is very pleased to welcome on-board its first new sponsor for the 2008 competition. The Island Photo Centre (IPC) will be supporting the IWPOY this year and providing additional prizes for the top three winners. IPC is in the process of developing their new website that will be going live in February and we will provide you with the link as soon as we can.

Thanks to IPC for their support and please use the link on the right for their address and phone contact details until their new website goes live.

Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Awards 2007

It is with great pleasure that we are now able to announce the first, second and third place winners of the 2nd Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year competition. Along with these winning images all of the fifty shortlisted entries will be exhibited in both the Quay Arts and Dimbola Lodge in 2008 so everyone will be able to enjoy the quality and recognise the skills of our Island photographers.

IWPOY 2007 Winners

On Saturday 1st December 2007 the Quay Arts opened its doors for a drinks reception prior to the 2nd IWPOY Awards Ceremony. The room was buzzing with anticipation as the short-listed photographers and invited guests mingled and chatted.  Promptly at 7:15 everyone made their way into the theatre for the start of the ceremony…  Continue reading

IWPOY 2007 shortlist

This year’s judging is complete and the short-listed entries may be viewed in the slideshow top-right above or by clicking the Gallery link on the right. Thanks to the competition Judges and to local photographer David Betts stepping in and and helping out at the eleventh hour. We are also extremely pleased to announce that Island MP Andrew Turner will be presenting the awards to this year’s successful Island photographers

The IWPOY 2007 has finally closed for entries and with well over 200 images submitted the judge’s task will be quite daunting. This year’s theme of ‘lifestyles’ has received a great diversity of images and the judges will soon embark on selecting their fifty for the short-list. These short-listed images will be displayed in the IWPOY 2007 gallery as soon as the judge’s decisions have been finalised and the top three winners will be announced at the Awards Presentation evening. In addition all fifty shortlisted entries will be exhibited both at the Quay Arts and Dimbola Lodge in 2008 and through their support everyone will be able to recognise and appreciate the fantastic photographic talent that we have here on the Island.

We are very pleased to be able to confirm that Essential will once again be providing high quality canvas prints for the top three winners and the overall winner will also be able to spend the day with an Isle of Wight County Press photographer with the possibility of having some of their work published.

We are very much looking forward to the IWPOY 2007 Awards Presentation evening later this year and would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors, supporters and of course, all of you, the Island’s photographers who have entered the competition. Good Luck to everyone and we hope to soon be able to see you on the shortlist!