IWPOY Winners 2015

Winnersb2015After 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.

Mildren Homes New Sponsor for IWPOY

Mildren Homes

We are very pleased to be able to welcome Mildren Homes as the new sponsor for the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year competition.

Along with the support that they have already afforded the IWPOY they will be hosting a second exhibition of the thirty shortlisted entries later in 2016. Fairly central to the Island the new exhibition will be held at Gatcombe Manor, situated just outside Newport so please keep checking this website for confirmation of the dates.

“Mildren Homes is a forward thinking new home developer with a real commitment to the traditional values of quality, craftsmanship and service. Established in 2010 during one of the worst economic recessions in living history, Mildren Homes have bucked the trend and have delivered hundreds of new homes totalling tens of millions of pounds across the South of England. Continue reading

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.

Solo Exhibition For 2013 IWPOY Winner

Victor Saltmeris

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.

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 We very much look forward to seeing Victor’s new work in the next IWPOY competition, details to be announced soon.

IWPOY 2013 Gallery Shortlist & Exhibition Photos Now Online

iwpoy 2013The IWPOY judges have now selected their 30 images for the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist.

Thank you to everyone who entered their photos and made the standard so high.  There were 351 entries and the 30 chosen entries will form a great exhibition for Dimbola at the start of 2014.

Congratulations to all that entered and made the shortlist, the winners will be announced at a special (invitation only) awards evening and exhibition launch on Saturday 11th January 2014.

Photographers with photos that have been selected are currently being notified via email.

www.wightphoto.com/2013_shortlist

Click on the link above to see the shortlisted entries.

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…