Victor Victorious In IWPOY 2013

IWPOY Winners 2013Every Picture Tells A Story: Thirty stunning photographs that capture life from every corner of our globe were shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Isle of Wight photography award.

Island photographer Victor Saltmeris was announced last night as this year’s winner of the coveted IWPOY prize for his image ‘Young and in Love’. Second place was awarded to Keith Towers for ‘A Quiet Space’ and third place ‘Cleaning up after a long day’ went to Ian Johnston.

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Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year 2013 Judging Begins…

Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Awards Image Subject to Copyright.The Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year (IWPOY) competition closed on 28th November 2013 – thank you to all those who entered – the task of now judging the exhibition shortlist and winner is about to take place.

We hope to have the shortlisted exhibition gallery uploaded and online next week and look forward to meeting all of the lucky photographers in January 2014.

Watch this space for more details coming soon…

Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Competition 2013

Good News! following an extended ‘Gap Year’, we are delighted to announce that the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Competition & Awards (IWPOY) returns in January 2013.

The IWPOY competition and awards initiated in 2006, and provides an opportunity for all photographers across the Isle of Wight to communicate and share their skills with other Island photographers.

As  previous entrants already know, the IWPOY is open to all Isle of Wight resident photographers (amateur or professional) ONLY.   We will be bringing new and challenging themes, registrations now open click here

New Rules, Terms & Conditions  of IWPOY 2013 will be announced in January.

As they say watch this space…

IWPOY Awards Focus On Community

Over 100 people packed into the Cafe for the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Awards at the Quay Arts.

We were very grateful to Isle of Wight Council Chairman Cllr Ian Stephens (pictured)  for presenting the Awards, although admitting he knew very little about photography and that his own attempts in snapping away left a lot to be desired, he really appreciated the invite. 

We were humbled when Cllr Stephens congratulated the efforts of the IWPOY and IWDIG ethos in bringing photography to a mass audience on the Island.  Anyone who is able to succesfully focus community attention and sustain interest in any subject 50 weeks a year is to be applauded.

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IWPOY ‘Elemental’ Exhibition At Quay Arts

Now in its 5th year and building on the success of previous Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Awards.

The island-wide photography competition themed ‘Elements – earth, wind, fire, and water’ offered photographers, of all abilities, a great subject to capture and entries were as expected of a very high standard.

All images from the IWPOY shortlist 2010, along with a selection of Young Photographers submissions, will now be showcased as part of the annual Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Exhibition on the Cafe ‘Wall Of Fame’ from 7th April – 23rd May 2011 in the Quay Arts, Newport. Continue reading