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.

Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year 2013 Judging Begins…

Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Awards Image Subject to Copyright.The Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year (IWPOY) competition closed on 28th November 2013 – thank you to all those who entered – the task of now judging the exhibition shortlist and winner is about to take place.

We hope to have the shortlisted exhibition gallery uploaded and online next week and look forward to meeting all of the lucky photographers in January 2014.

Watch this space for more details coming soon…

Olympus on-board as IWPOY 2013 major sponsor

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It is with great pleasure that we can announce Olympus as the IWPOY’s major sponsor for this year’s competition. The winner will receive an Olympus Pen E-M2 as part of the prize fund for IWPOY 2013.

 

Olympus supports photography and photographers all over the world being active on the Isle of Wight for several years. We are very lucky that they have agreed to sponsor IWPOY this year and extremely excited in welcoming them on-board.

 

Here are the main features of the camera:

Image quality: Best in class, upgrade your photos to pro standard with a camera that’s a fraction of the size and weight.PEN_E-PM2

Super-Fast autofocus + Touch Release: Get super-speed autofocus and a fast-response touchscreen that lets you focus and shoot with your fingertips.

Intuitive & user-friendly: The E-PM2 is packed with clever technology and design, all aimed at letting you take great shots with ease.

Get arty with Art Filters!: Give your stills & movies an artistic look – with a range of 12 striking and easy-to-use Art Filters.

 

For further information about the camera and Olympus please click HERE…

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IWPOY Welcomes Dimbola as new host for 2013/14

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We are very pleased to welcome Dimbola Museum and Galleries as the host for the IWPOY 2013 photographic competition. The IWPOY award presentation evening will be held on 11th January 2014 and the exhibition of shortlisted and winning entries will be launched during the evening. The exhibition will be staged in the Olympus Galleries at Dimbola and will run through till sometime near the end of March.

 

We would also like to thank Dimbola for offering the winning photographer an exhibition in the Charles Hay Cameron Gallery at Dimbola later in 2014 during the Autumn Season. This is a great opportunity for the winning photographer and they will be working in close consultation with the Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator (E&CC), at Dimbola, to ensure this exhibition’s success.

 

It is essential that all 2013 IWPOY entrants are committed to working towards a high quality photographic exhibition of their work and are prepared to work with and accept guidance from the E&CC at Dimbola. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your work in an internationally recognised centre of photographic excellence, fingers crossed it could be you!