IWPOY 2010 Restyled Website & Galleries

Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year (IWPOY) organisers are pleased to announce the launch of our newly redesigned photography competition website.

Time to refresh your online browser as “the new restyled look along with integrated galleries, reinforces IWPOY’s identity, with creative styling we are ready for your creative imaging entries”

The IWPOY is the largest photography competition on the Isle of Wight and is open to all amateur or professional photographers that reside on the Island.

Entry into the competition is FREE!  There are presently two categories to choose from, which we feel cover all bases of photographic genre.  The main IWPOY category open to all is Earth Wind Fire and Water and this year we launch the Isle of Wight Young Photographer of the Year My Life, My Island for under 16 yrs.

We have some new and exciting plans in the pipeline for later this year; details are under wraps but watch this space.

IWPOY 2010

We are pleased to announce the theme for IWPOY 2010Elements – earth : wind : fire : water and we are very excited that we will be also running the Isle of Wight Young Photographer of the Year with the theme My Life, My Island”. For further information regarding IWPOY 2010 categories please check out the RULES page. We look forward to seeing your entries and Good Luck! to everyone.

 

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Isle of Wight Young Photographer of the Year Announced

Young Photographer of the Year

The 2010 IWPOY competition’s themes, rules and details are due to be announced shortly and the organisers are very excited about the format for this the 5th IWPOY. New for the 2010 competition: The Isle of Wight Young Photographer of the Year category will run alongside the main Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year competition, bridging the gap and encouraging up-and-coming photographers aged 16 yrs and under to enter and demonstrate their photographic skills. Over the last year we have received a great deal of interest from schools and young person’s organisations and so we thought it approriate to introduce this new category for 2010.
The IWPOY is the Island’s biggest photography competition and as always free to enter. Its organisers already have a wealth of experience in running photography competitions as they have been doing so since 2005.  The first being a national competition, closely followed by an international competition and then eventually settling at home with the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year launching in 2006.
The competition is sponsored as always by the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group with help in kind from the main organising body. You can find out more about the IWDIG here. The IWPOY is pleased to work in association with our regular sponsors including; Island Photo Centre, Isle of Wight Quay Arts, Dimbola Lodge Photographic Museum and Island Pulse Media – You can find out more about the sponsors by following the links in the right-hand column of this main page.
We will be announcing further new and exciting changes to the 2010 IWPOY soon so keep checking back, let’s make 2010 special and of course we are really looking forward to seeing your images once the IWPOY 2010 is underway.

The 2010 IWPOY competition’s themes, rules and details are due to be announced shortly and the organisers are very excited about the format for this the 5th IWPOY. New for the 2010 competition: The Isle of Wight Young Photographer of the Year category will run alongside the main Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year competition, bridging the gap and encouraging up-and-coming photographers aged 16 yrs and under to enter and demonstrate their photographic skills.

Over the last year we have received a great deal of interest from schools and young person’s organisations and so we thought it approriate to introduce this new category for 2010.

The IWPOY is the Island’s biggest photography competition and as always free to enter. Its organisers already have a wealth of experience in running photography competitions as they have been doing so since 2005.  The first being a national competition, closely followed by an international competition and then eventually settling at home with the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year launching in 2006.

The competition is sponsored as always by the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group with help in kind from the main organising body. You can find out more about the IWDIG here. The IWPOY is pleased to work in association with our regular sponsors including; Essential Signs & Print, Island Photo Centre, Isle of Wight Quay Arts, Dimbola Lodge Photographic Museum and Island Pulse Media – You can find out more about the sponsors by following the links in the right-hand column of this main page.

We will be announcing further new and exciting changes to the 2010 IWPOY soon so keep checking back, let’s make 2010 special and of course we are really looking forward to seeing your images once the IWPOY 2010 is underway.

Above image copyright Mike Cooper – All Rights Reserved

Awards Were Buzzing For IWPOY 2009

The Anthony Minghella Theatre at the Quay Arts was buzzing in anticipation on Saturday 21st November, with over 120 people awaiting the news of who was going to be the winner of the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year 2009.

Isle of Wight Photographer Awards 2009

The winning photographer of the annual competition was David Vennings of Wellow, with ‘Hey Good Looking’ Second place went to Ian Scovell with ‘Solitude in a small world’ and third place was secured by Jason Swain with ‘Rise Above Plastics – it all ends up somewhere’.

The organisers said it ‘was the biggest crowd in the history of the IWPOY  and as always it was refreshing to see so many new faces and more reasons this year to celebrate photographers if not photography on the Island.’ 

Bob Aylott for the Judges said; he ‘was so impressed with the standard and the diversity of images that it had made him rethink his own photography and encouraged him to go out and take more photographs.’ 

Earlier in the year the IWPOY was enlisted by the Islands Biodiversity group Wild on Wight  in providing an opportunity to budding nature and Wildlife photographers to Go wild on Wight in  ‘It’s a very small world’ category.  These awards were presented by Tina Whitmore of Wild on Wight and Ian Boyd of Island Trust 2000.

Go Wild On Wight Winners 2009

The winner of the title was Gay Farmer with an exquisite study in her image of a ‘Dragonfly’ this was closely followed by Stuart Shore with ‘Red Squirrel’ and Paul Blackley with ‘Male Barn Owl’.

IWPOY Awards Photojournal 2009

Other awards presented on the evening, included the winners of the recent ‘Church at the Heart of the Island’ Newport Minster Photo Competition.

The overall winner being Nick Kidd with ‘Evensong’, 2nd place Roger East ‘Another Fine Day In Newport’ and 3rd place to Vanessa Harris with ‘In The Distance’.

The annual Julia Margaret Cameron Award was won by photographer and Manager of the Island Photo Centre in Newport Chris Barton.  The silver trophy was presented to a very surprised Chris by last year’s recipient Eric Mitchell. Whilst this award is not necessarily for the best photographer it is awarded for services to the photographic community.

Main Judges for the IWPOY 2009; Bob Aylott, Larry Ellis and Bob (Robert) Barclay who attended and stepped in to award various winners with their prizes and winning certificates.

In presenting the shortlist certificates, Bob Aylott gave a special mention to the youngest lady photographer 14yr old Roxanne for ‘ Crazy Daisy’ and presented the main IWPOY winner David Vennings with a copy of the hottest photography book on the island (possibly worldwide) ‘The Isle of Wight Festival 1970: Six Days That Rocked The World’ *

All in all the event went without any major hitch and was a very successful evening, with Bob Aylott giving closing credit to Amanda Johnson and Gary Early for making this annual photographic event possible for so many people on the Island.

All of the fifty shortlisted entries from the main IWPOY category and Go Wild on Wight winners will be exhibited in the Quay Arts and at other venues in 2010.  This will further enable more people to recognise the quality and the skills of our Island photographers.

A special vote of thanks comes from IWPOY organisers Amanda and Gary to the IWPOY technical team of the evening; Lorraine Skipper, Sandra Trigg, Lucy Johnson, Colin Trigg and John Graney.

“We are already making plans for next year and have much more news in the pipeline; keep checking the IWPOY website for further details www.iwpoy.org

Special thanks to: Island Pulse for their continued support: www.islandpulse.co.uk  and Essential Signs & Prints for their continued support and exceptional quality canvas prize prints www.espiw.co.uk 

IWPOY Welcomes Bob Barclay as Judge for 2009

Robert BarclayCompleting our 11th hour Press Pack of Judges for the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Competition 2009 we would like to extend a warm welcome to Bob (Robert) Barclay.

As an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society and a member of The Master Photographers, Bob is in great demand and very busy with his own professional photography business, but also manages to run the Readers’ Masterclass for the  Amateur Photographer Magazine

As regular readers of the AP magazine will know, Bob gets to take three amateur photographers through their paces on a specific photoshoot. Continue reading