Category Win in a Competition

Posted on February 11, 2016

Vesturhorn, Iceland

I received an email backing early January saying the image I had submitted into The International Garden Photographer Of The Year competition had been awarded something but it could of been anything from a commended to a category win but the results would not be announced till 5th February 2016, the day of the private viewing of the exhibition at Kew Gardens. It seemed forever for that date to come round and to be honest I was just expecting much but I logged onto the website to find that my image had actually won the category it was entered in. I had to keep checking the website to make sure, I was in total shock. It’s a huge competition so to be awarded first place in one of the categories was fantastic. Due to work I couldn’t actually make the private viewing of the exhibition but will be going there this weekend to see my image all mounted and framed and on display. The exhibition is on from 6th February to 13th March 2016. Then it starts to travel the rest of the country and around the world. My image was also printed in the annual book which I’m looking forward to receiving.


3 Responses to Category Win in a Competition


February 11, 2016 at 10:26 am

Congratulations. If it’s the photograph at the top of this post that’s a mighty big ‘garden’.

If it was me I’d have moved appointments and made sure to be at the private view.



February 11, 2016 at 10:29 am

Hi Trevor, yes it’s that one. It was in the “Breathing Spaces” category. Natures garden is very big. Lol. I did want to attend but Friday is my busiest day at work plus my nan is in hospital and I had a meeting with the social care team so it just wasn’t possible. Going Sunday.


Steve Rickman

February 4, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Hi Richard, Congratulation! That’s fantastic well done. I’ve actually had to come and seek you out as couldn’t find you on “TP”.
Today I was shopping and noticed that there was a photography exhibition in our local museum. While wandering around with the wife (who was reading out the cards on the wall next to each shot) I was admiring this shot when she read your name! Brilliant! Lovely work and well done. Enjoying your web site and blog. Steve (aka 69bonni @ TP).


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