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International Garden Photographer of the Year has launched a new special award in partnership with Blenheim Palace.

The special award will accompany a major International Garden Photographer of the Year outdoor exhibition at Blenheim Palace in 2019.

The free to enter award, Beautiful Blenheim, aims to celebrate the many stunning areas of the estate through photography like never before, encouraging tourists, the local community and young people to take part.

From ancient woodlands and Sites of Special Scientific Interest to the 2,000-acre Capability Brown designed landscape, there are countless opportunities for photographers of all skill levels.

Beautiful Blenheim opens for entries on November 19 2018 and closes on April 8 2019.

Selected winners will feature at the 2019 exhibition at Blenheim Palace and will be published in the latest IGPOTY annual book. First place prizes also include a private tour of Blenheim Palace and a champagne afternoon tea for two.

To enter the competition, entrants must go to:

https://igpoty.com/competitions/beautiful-blenheim-12/

Curtis McGlinchey, Manager of International Garden Photographer of the Year said: “We’re really excited to launch both a special award and exhibition partnership with Blenheim Palace, which possesses one of the world’s greatest and most celebrated landscapes. Through photography we hope to showcase the beauty of Blenheim through its natural heritage and botanical diversity, inspiring people not just to connect with Blenheim through the lens but also to broaden ideas of our relationship with nature. The estate is a garden photographer’s dream.”

Heather Carter, Operations Director at Blenheim commented: 'We are delighted to be working with International Garden Photographer of the Year, not only in hosting their fabulous outdoor exhibition, but we are also thrilled to give photographers the opportunity to capture the beauty of Blenheim Palace for our own special award. With more than 2000 acres of 'Capability Brown' landscaped Parkland and beautiful Formal Gardens, we are excited to see how people are inspired by this unique landscape.

 


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