International Garden Photography of The Year 2020

Cannon Hall

We are proud to host to the 13th annual IGPOTY exhibition - content will be displayed on all weather outdoor structures. It will be the first time work will be exhibited in our stunning outdoor space

From delicate garden scenes to detailed close-ups of horticulture - the images are truly a sight to behold.


Now in its thirteenth year, International Garden Photographer of the Year was started by a group of professional garden photographers and has quickly grown to become the world's premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.


It is run in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. The main exhibition is held annually at Kew, with a rolling programme of touring exhibitions in the UK, Éire and all over the world, other hosts for the touring exhibition include Blenheim Palace and Blarney Castle.


To celebrate the arrival of the exhibition Cannon Hall Museum has teamed up with IGPOTY to create a free-to-enter competition - ‘Beautiful Barnsley’. The borough is a picturesque place and an inspiring location for all types of outdoor photography and we are excited to see the images submitted.

The competition, which will be judged by International Garden Photographer of the Year and Kyte Photography, is open to all adults, anywhere in the world. Images do not have to be taken in a specified year. There is no distinction drawn between professional and amateur photographers.

The competion is open until April 22 2020 and can be entered HERE

An exciting prize is on offer to the 1st place winner including; prize copy of IGPOTY Book 13, inclusion in the IGPOTY/Cannon Hall indoor exhibition and display at NT Wentworth Castle Gardens, signed individual certificate and a behind the scenes day with the National Trust at Wentworth Castle Gardens including a delightful lunch and cream tea.

Prizes are also available for 2nd and 3rd places and up to twenty awarded entries will be printed and framed by Barnsley Museums to be on display in an IGPOTY Special Award Indoor Exhibition at Cannon Hall Museum from 25 September 2020 – 28 February 2021.