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‘Green of the Gorge’ Photography Competition

Entries open from 1 June

A new photography competition, Green of the Gorge, is being launched by the organisers of the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) in partnership with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. This Special Award will celebrate plant life throughout the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site in Shropshire, where the IGPOTY exhibition is currently on display at Jackfield Tile Museum.

Capture the natural wonder of The Gorge through your camera’s lens and use plant life as a medium to communicate and highlight the history of what was once one of the most important industrial landscapes in the world.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, life and industry in The Gorge were very different to today, with natural resources being used to fuel the Industrial Revolution. Since then, economics and globalisation have changed both the social and natural landscape; woodlands, forests, fields and green space now cover this World Heritage Site. You are invited to capture this transformation through photography.

Entries for the Green of the Gorge competition must be submitted online between 1 June and 31 October 2018.

The competition winners will be awarded prizes including a copy of an Amanda Hillier print, wine from the local Wroxeter Roman Vineyard and tickets to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. In addition, their winning image will be displayed by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.

The stunning, free entry IGPOTY exhibition is open at the Fusion Gallery, adjacent to Jackfield Tile Museum until 17 September (10am - 4pm). Go along to view the very best botanical photography from across the world, celebrating the beauty and importance of plant life in its many diverse forms.

Entry into the Green of the Gorge competition is priced at £12 for four images, which must be submitted online at   For further details about the Ironbridge Gorge Museums visit or call 01952 433 424. The Gorge is easily reached via the M54 motorway exiting at Telford junction 4 or 6.

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