Bob Aylott Wins Julia Margaret Cameron Award

Bob Aylott is this year’s recipient of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award Trophy.

The Silver Trophy provided by Dimbola, is presented each year to the person who the IWPOY recognises as having made a great contribution to photography and photographers on the Isle of Wight.

Bob Aylott has done a great deal in support of island photographers over the years. As freelance photographer and former Amateur Photographer Magazine (AP) features editor Bob, regularly focused on Island Photographers, such as last years IWPOY winner David Vennings and local photographers Ian Pratt and Gary Early to name but a few. Continue reading

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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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