IWPOY ‘Elemental’ Exhibition At Quay Arts

Now in its 5th year and building on the success of previous Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Awards.

The island-wide photography competition themed ‘Elements – earth, wind, fire, and water’ offered photographers, of all abilities, a great subject to capture and entries were as expected of a very high standard.

All images from the IWPOY shortlist 2010, along with a selection of Young Photographers submissions, will now be showcased as part of the annual Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Exhibition on the Cafe ‘Wall Of Fame’ from 7th April – 23rd May 2011 in the Quay Arts, Newport. Continue reading

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.

The competition as always attracted in excess of 200 photographers, from across the Island. Continue reading

IWPOY Judging January 2011

The judging for this year’s IWPOY will be going ahead shortly in January. Due to certain difficulties it had to be delayed this year and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience.


The standard of entries has been exceptionally high and we are very much looking forward to displaying the shortlisted entries and even more to viewing the judge’s winning entries.


We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year and assure you that the IWPOY competition will once again be underway very soon.

Young IWPOY 2010 Cancelled

Unfortunately due to lack of entries the Isle of Wight Young Photographer of the Year My Life, My Island competition has been cancelled!

The main aim of the Young Photographer of the Year competition was to encourage those under 16 yrs to get out and about on the Island so that we could showcase just what the Isle of Wight has to offer.  Unfortunately although we received over 30 registrations from those under 16 yrs the majority did not submit their entries into the specific My Life, My Island Category. 

Thank you to those who participated, but sadly there can be no prize award, as it would be unfair to award any prestigious title based on so few entries.

However, we intend to ask the Judges if they will choose three  of the best images currently contained in the My Life, My Island Gallery, and  they will be exhibited in the IWPOY Wall of Fame along with the main IWPOY shortlisted entries at the Quay Arts in March 2011.

It is disappointing not enough entries were submitted in the youth section of the IWPOY photography competition. Despite this we are happy to have tried and hopefully will re-launch Young IWPOY again in 2011.

IWPOY 2010 Closing Today

The IWPOY 2010 – Elements – earth : wind : fire : water closes for entries at 11.59 pm this evening (20th November 2010).

As most of the photographers living on Isle of Wight are probably aware, the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year (IWPOY) 2010 annual photography competition closes today.   There is just enough time for entrants to read through the rules to ensure they’ve got all of their potential winning images in order.

For those photographers that have already registered but have yet to submit their images, details on how to upload images are supplied via this link: click here…  View the IWPOY 2010 gallery click here… and Good Luck!

IWPOY 2010 Deadline Extended

IWPOY announces a call to all photographers: the closing date for entries of the 5th Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Photography Contest (IWPOY 2010) has been extended till 20th November 2010. The standard of this year’s entries is very high and in order to allow all Island photographers the opportunity to submit their photographs the deadline has been extended.


The IWPOY main sponsors the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group are dedicated to promoting creative talent and introducing the worldwide web to new and emerging talented island photographers. Entrants are urged to show how imaginative they can be…