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.

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.

David Betts Judge For IWPOY 2015 Announced

Completing the judge’s line-up, we are pleased to be able to confirm David Betts as our final Judge for the IWPOY 2015 competition. We can always rely on David to provide a David-Bettsprofessional and objective view on all of the entries whilst making his selections.

As most of you already know David has a wealth of photographic experience gained over 30 years as one of the Islands’ foremost photographers specialising in Weddings and Portraiture. He has been published many times including in his book ‘Island Maidens’.

We are very pleased to have David on-board with us again this year and as the deadline for entries is rapidly approaching this is going to be a busy and exciting time for everyone involved with the competition.

IWPOY 2015 Marks Julia Margaret Cameron Bicentenary

2015 bicentennial anniversary of Julia Margaret Cameron’s birthIWPOY 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

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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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.