Would you like to submit your pictures for the IWPOY but don’t know how to upload them? When the IWPOY website was redesigned we created a pictorial on how to upload your images into the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year and Isle of Wight Young Photographer of the Year Photo Competition Galleries.
Pictorial below shows how easy it is to upload your images into all the current IWPOY Galleries. The instructions explain clearly how to: Continue reading
We are very pleased to announce that the shortlisted 2010 IWPOY entries will once again be exhibited at the Quay Arts Centre, Newport. The exhibition will be available for viewing as the IWPOY “wall of fame” in the cafe from Thursday 7th April till Monday 23rd May 2011. We will be announcing further exhibitions for 2011 shortly so please check back soon.
We are pleased to announce the theme for IWPOY 2010 – Elements – 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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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
The IWPOY is very pleased to welcome former Fleet Street photographer and freelance writer Bob Aylott as the second judge for this year’s competition.
At 15 Bob started his career in journalism by becoming tea boy at ‘The Sport & General Press Agency’. He later moved into the darkroom at ‘Fox Photos’ and became a photographer in 1967 with ‘The Keystone Press Agency’. In 1968 he was named British News Photographer of the Year; he joined the Daily Sketch and the Daily Mail in 1969 and then went on to The National Enquirer based in Los Angeles.
He returned to London in 1987 to join Express newspapers and The Daily Star. As an award winning photographer he covered assignments around the world and won numerous awards including Colour Sequence of the Year and a World Press Award for his prison pictures of killer Charles Manson.
We are very grateful to Bob for agreeing to assist with the judging this year and a special thanks to him for donating a copy of his new book ‘The Isle of Wight Festival 1970: Six Days That Rocked The World’ as an additional prize for the overall winner. For the full story on this exciting new book click HERE:
A special thank you is due to Chris Packham for agreeing to be a judge for the 2009 IWPOY and ‘Go Wild on Wight’ competitions. We are very excited to have Chris onboard and know that his knowledge and skills as a photographer will be a great asset.
Chris was born in Southampton in 1961 and as soon as he was crawling around suburbia Ladybirds were being desiccated in matchboxes and tadpoles tortured in jam jars. Husbandry skills improved and the menagerie expanded to large collections of reptiles (inside) and birds of prey, foxes, badgers, squirrels etc (generally outside). A precocious young scientist, swot and nerd in training he studied Kestrels, Shrews and Badgers in his teens and undergraduate days at the Zoology department of Southampton University. He also embraced Punk Rock and played in a band and the DIY ethos and determination to never take ‘no’ for an answer are forcefully retained. Continue reading
We are very excited to announce the winner and runners-up of the Newport Minster “Church at the Heart of the Island” photographic competition. Out of the 261 photos submitted, in the 6 week competition, the judges had a very difficult task to select the winning entry.