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.
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
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.
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 professional 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.
The Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year organisers have great pleasure in announcing the first judge for the 2015 competition is the internationally renown photographer and trainer Frank Doorhof. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome and thank Frank, along with his wife Annewiek, for agreeing to take part in the IWPOY this year and we very much look forward to catching up with them both at the awards presentation evening in January 2016.
We are sure that most of you will already have seen Frank’s work online, at Kelby One training, maybe you met him at the photography show earlier in the year or his website www.frankdoorhof.com , but for now just sit back and enjoy Frank’s Bio, it certainly makes for some interesting reading.
Frank was born on May 6th 1971 in Amsterdam. His parents and grandparents were very active with photography and film, so Frank was already in contact with photography and film at a very young age. Especially his grandfather had a deep impact on him and inspired him from the start to pick up photography. At a young age the whole family moved to the NoordOostPolder, now part of Flevoland. A wonderful area of the Netherlands with great nature and lots of photo opportunities.
At the start nature and sports were the primary interests and especially animals in motion were a subject that was photographed with passion, this passion for movement became later a prime subject in the model photography. After many years of shooting analogue mainly as a hobby Frank picked up video and completely switched to the video side of imaging. At that moment he had started a computer company together with his wife Annewiek and they were living in Zwolle. Continue reading