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

The award will accompany the International Garden Photographer of the Year outdoor exhibition at the Woodstock stately home in 2020.

The free-to-enter award, Beautiful Blenheim, aims to celebrate the many stunning areas of the estate through photography encouraging tourists and the local community to take part.

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

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Beautiful Blenheim opened for entries on September 16 and closes on April 8, 2020.

Selected winners will feature at the 2020 exhibition at Blenheim Palace and will be published in the latest IGPOTY annual book.

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First place prizes also include a private tour of Blenheim Palace and a champagne afternoon tea for two plus a Blenheim Palace hamper.

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James McGlinchey, exhibitions manager of International Garden Photographer of the Year, said: “We’re thrilled to relaunch both a special award and exhibition partnership with Blenheim Palace, which possesses one of the world’s greatest and most celebrated landscapes."

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The previous competition’s winners showcased the beauty and majesty of Blenheim through unique perspectives, inspiring visitors and planting the seed for future entrants. I greatly anticipate the next winning works.”