John Walker is pictured receiving the Julia Margaret Cameron Trophy from Dr. Brian Hinton M.B.E. at the IWPOY Awards evening, Dimbola Museum & Galleries. The JMC trophy is presented to the photographer, technician or anyone envolved in photography for their services to photography on the Island as recognised by the IWPOY organisers.
Congratulations to John and as anyone who knows him, will know, it is well deserved.
After a closely fought contest, with 72 Island photographers registered and just under 300 entries, the judges made their final selections and the winners were announced on Saturday 23rd January at Dimbola Museum & Galleries.
The judges, Frank and David, were in complete agreement on the top three place winners and once again Victor Saltmeris won the first place honour with his take on “Indulgence”. Victor again demonstrated his talent having won the previous IWPOY competition in 2013. I’m sure all photographers would like to join us in congratulating Victor on such a great achievement -‘ two in a row’.
Hot on Victor’s heels in second place with ‘Newtown Pano’ was Tim Bondsfield, a previous IWPOY entrant, with Ed Garbett who is new to the competition taking the third spot with ‘The Birdwatcher”.
We will be updating the site soon with news about the Julia Cameron Award and the exhibitions but for now thanks to everyone who took part we look forward to seeing your entries for next year.
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.
This 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.
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.
IWPOY will soon launch its 2015 Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Competition and in a brand new section for 2015 we will also be looking for the very best female photographer from the Isle of Wight.
Do you have what it takes to capture a prize-winning image? IWPOY are looking for inspiring photographers whose winning photos will take pride of place in an exclusive exibition at Dimbola to mark the bicentenary of Julia Margaret Cameron’s birthday.
The 2015 bicentennial anniversary of Julia Margaret Cameron’s birth creates a timely opportunity to generate renewed interest in one of the most important and experimental photographers of the 19th century and celebrate her timeless photographic prowess.
IWPOY Founder, Professional Photographer & Tutor Gary Early, said: “We’re really excited about this years IWPOY and hope to receive a great selection of images. This is a ‘money can’t buy opportunity’ and a chance for everyone on the Isle of Wight to showcase their photographic talents.
Planned to coincide with the 2015 bicentenary celebrations of her birth this year’s 2015 IWPOY, as always, will be free to enter and the shortlist will be chosen by the judging panel. ” Continue reading
We are very pleased to announce that the IWPOY winner, Victor Saltmeris, has launched his first solo exhibition ‘Spontaneous moments, Life through the hidden lens’ at Dimbola Museum & Galleries. This was Victor’s first prize for the 2013 Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year competition and he commented that as a photographer the prize couldn’t have been better, it made him think more about his work, forcing him to work to a strict schedule and overall improving all aspects of his photography.
Victor’s exhibition runs from November 2nd through till January 4th 2015 and we can recommended a visit. We would like to take this opportunity to again congratulate Victor on his winning entry and exhibition.
We very much look forward to seeing Victor’s new work in the next IWPOY competition, details to be announced soon.
Every 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.
We are very pleased to welcome Dimbola Museum and Galleries as the host for the IWPOY 2013 photographic competition. The IWPOY award presentation evening will be held on 11th January 2014 and the exhibition of shortlisted and winning entries will be launched during the evening. The exhibition will be staged in the Olympus Galleries at Dimbola and will run through till sometime near the end of March.
We would also like to thank Dimbola for offering the winning photographer an exhibition in the Charles Hay Cameron Gallery at Dimbola later in 2014 during the Autumn Season. This is a great opportunity for the winning photographer and they will be working in close consultation with the Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator (E&CC), at Dimbola, to ensure this exhibition’s success.
It is essential that all 2013 IWPOY entrants are committed to working towards a high quality photographic exhibition of their work and are prepared to work with and accept guidance from the E&CC at Dimbola. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your work in an internationally recognised centre of photographic excellence, fingers crossed it could be you!