On February seventh, the winners and finalists for Competitors 13 of the Worldwide Backyard Photographer of the Yr (IGPOTY) awards had been introduced on the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Over 20,000 entries had been acquired from newbie {and professional} photographers all around the world. The winner of £7,500 and the title of Total Winner is Albert Ceolan of South Tyrol, Italy. “Over the previous couple of years, IGPOTY has been a supply of inspiration for me in addition to an ideal pleasure for the eyes and the soul. The thought that certainly one of my photos will likely be proven as total winner in these legendary gardens fills me with enthusiasm and delight,” mentioned Ceolan when his was given the information.

“Albert has documented a scene which is concurrently surprising as it’s nicely composed. The picture cleverly exhibits each the destruction and the remaining timber symbolising hope. IGPOTY launched the brand new class ‘Crops & Planet’ for this very purpose to stimulate dialogue and arouse consciousness of adjusting international climate and our present local weather emergency. By working this class – IGPOTY entrants helped to plant 78 new timber by way of WeForest within the Brazil undertaking, which focuses on reconnecting remaining patches of the Atlantic forest via forest corridors in order that wildlife can proceed to breed and thrive,” mentioned Tyrone McGlinchey, the competitions Head Decide.

This yr, IGPOTY launched a brand new picture undertaking, ‘Sq. Crop,’ together with a brand new essential class ‘Crops & Planet.’ Picture above is ‘Autumn Fragility’ by Jane Simmonds.

IGPOTY was established in 2007 and is now one of many world’s most famed images competitions. Successful entries are exhibited round the UK, Europe, and the world. As all the time, it was tough to decide on solely 15 pictures to show on DPReview. All winners, finalists, and counseled entries throughout the 9 classes and four picture initiatives of this competitors might be seen right here.

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