The Spirit of Trauttmansdorff

International garden photo contest

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle cordially invite professional and amateur photographers to take part in the “International Garden Photographer of the Year” photography competition. The most beautiful photo of the Gardens will win the “Spirit of Trauttmansdorff” award.

This year, the "International Garden Photographer of the Year" contest is taking place for the 13th time and, for the third time, the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are participating under their own category. All ardent photographers, professional and amateur, can submit their entries and have a chance to win the "Spirit of Trauttmansdorff" award. All photographs taken in the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle will be accepted. The three best photographers will be presented in February 2019, and their photos will be exhibited at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in England. The winning entries will also be published in the IGPOTY photo book.

The International Garden Photographer of the Year competition (IGPOTY) is the world's most important garden photography competition. It is organised by renowned English company Garden World Images, previously known as the Harry Smith Collection, which dates back to the 1950s and is one of the oldest botanical photo libraries. Every year, the winning photos of the contest are exhibited at Kew Gardens in England and other European gardens.

Here’s how to take part:

Go to the website
Select the category “The Spirit of Trauttmansdorff”
Upload your photos

The deadline for all entries is the 31 October 2020. The winners will be announced in February 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION visit the website at or contact us via email at / Tel.: +39 0473 255 600

The legal terms and conditions of the contest

The winner of the first edition

Sissi's Dream by Diego Lucerna


Alone in the Garden by Andrea Capraro

Blütenträume by Roland Pircher

The winners of the second edition


1° Harry Tremp


2°Annette Bardic

3° Valeria Kirejenko