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