IWPOY Winners 2015

Winnersb2015After 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.

David Betts Judge For IWPOY 2015 Announced

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 David-Bettsprofessional 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 Flash Centre First New IWPOY Sponsor 2015

We are very pleased to be able to introduce The Flash Centre as our first new sponsor for the 2015 IWPOY competition. They are kindly supplying an Elinchrom D-Lite RX ONE Softbox kit to theD-Lite RX One Softbox web winner, a great way for any photographer to move into studio work or enhance their studio gear to create truly professional portraiture.
The 2nd placed winner will receive a Sensor Cleaning kit with the 3rd placed photographer receiving a speedlight accessory kit.
All great prizes as you will agree so a special thanks to Brian and our friends at The Flash Centre for all their support. To check out these prizes and to find out all that’s available why not take at look at their website by clicking their logo below, Thanks Guys!

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IWPOY 2015 It’s all in the frame! launched…

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year competition. Open to all Isle of Wight resident IWPOY launchphotographers, whether amateur or professional, the registrations are now open.

The Prizes and Judges will be announced as the competition progresses and don’t forget to read the competition Theme “It’s all in the frame!” & rules carefully.

We are very much looking forward to seeing your images this year and we are sure that as with previous years the standard will be very high. Wishing the best of luck to all of you and keep checking back so that we can keep you up-to-date… Good Luck!

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.

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Solo Exhibition For 2013 IWPOY Winner

Victor Saltmeris

We are very pleased to announce that the IWPOY winner, Victor Saltmeris, has launched his first solo exhibition ‘Spontaneous moments, Life through the hidden lens’ at Dimbola Museum & Galleries. This was Victor’s first prize for the 2013 Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year competition and he commented that as a photographer the prize couldn’t have been better, it made him think more about his work, forcing him to work to a strict schedule and overall improving all aspects of his photography.

Victor’s exhibition runs from November 2nd through till January 4th 2015 and we can recommended a visit. We would like to take this opportunity to again congratulate Victor on his winning entry and exhibition.

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 We very much look forward to seeing Victor’s new work in the next IWPOY competition, details to be announced soon.

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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