The deadline date has been announced for entries into the 2009 Garden Photographer of the Year competition u2013 the worldu2019s premier international competition for garden and plant photographers. There are seven categories, and the deadline date is January 31st, 2009.

The world?s premier international competition for garden and plant photographers is open to all, from anywhere in the world. The seven categories for this year?s competition are: Wildlife in the Garden; Plant Portraits; Garden Views; People in the Garden; the Edible Garden; Trees, World Botanic Gardens. There is also an award for budding photographers under 16 years old.

Over 100 of the winning images will be displayed in a unique outdoor exhibition at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Over £20,000 in cash and other prizes is on offer. Photographers can enter any number of single images in any category or any number of themed portfolios of six photographs.

Last year?s Tree category winner was Colin Roberts (see right).

For more information and to find out how to enter go to www.igpoty.com