Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Competition 2013

Good News! following an extended ‘Gap Year’, we are delighted to announce that the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Competition & Awards (IWPOY) returns in January 2013.

The IWPOY competition and awards initiated in 2006, and provides an opportunity for all photographers across the Isle of Wight to communicate and share their skills with other Island photographers.

As  previous entrants already know, the IWPOY is open to all Isle of Wight resident photographers (amateur or professional) ONLY.   We will be bringing new and challenging themes, registrations now open click here

New Rules, Terms & Conditions  of IWPOY 2013 will be announced in January.

As they say watch this space…

IWPOY Takes A Gap Year

With so many exciting photography projects taking place the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Competition and Awards (IWPOY) organisers the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group have decided to take a gap year.

The annual IWPOY is something everyone can get involved in and we sincerely thank all those who have supported us over the last 6 years and got involved.   We have rescheduled the IWPOY for 2012 which will ensure a fresh new approach in the Olympic Year. As they say watch this space…

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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Focus On IWPOY Shortlist

The final shortlist for the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Awards 2010 is announced today, Thursday 17th February.

There is a slight change to the competition format this year with only 40 instead of the usual 50 entries appearing in the shortlist.  This change allows space for prints from the Isle of Wight Young Photographer of the Year to be displayed alongside the main IWPOY entries in the Quay Arts Exhibiton.

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