December 2015 - Garden Media Guild Award 2015

The international renowned garden photographer Jürgen Becker is again winner oft he highly demanded award ‚Photographer of The Year 2015'


Judges’ comments:
Jürgen’s images are full of atmosphere. They demonstrate a mastery of daylight, and the way it transforms the mood of a garden. His compositions are balanced yet busy and full of interest while his use of delicate colour lends a painterly feel to his work. Image „foggy morning in the garden of Peter Janke“ is breathtaking.


December 2015 - Book Award of the German Horticultural Society 2015

1. Prize for the best garden book : Black Box Gardening Fotos : Jürgen Becker, Text: Jonas Reif, Christian Kress, Ulmer Verlag


December 2015 - German Gardenbook Award 2015

For the book ‚Black Bock Gardening’ as best gardenguidebook.
Photos : Jürgen Becker, text : Jonas Reif, Christian Kress, Ulmer Verlag


December 2014 - German Gardenbook Award 2014 Best Picture Book

for the book ‚The Best of Jürgen Becker Garden-Pictures’, BJV Verlag


December 2012 - The garden photographer Jürgen Becker is for the fourth successive time winner of a garden media guild award in London. This year he even gets 2 of the 3 international highly demanded photographic awards.

Photographer of the Year 2012
Features Photographer of the Year 2012

Judges comments for the Photographic Awards:

Photographer of the Year

We unanimously selected the winner, Jürgen Becker, because all of his eight images have all the attributes of great garden photography – beautiful light, magnificent composition and a real appreciation of plants and planting. 

Features Photographer of the Year

We chose Jürgen as the winner because his series of photographs entitled 'Hortvs' took our breath away. Particularly the opening shot. We love the way all the leaves and flowers are back lit. We felt we can touch the morning through this photograph. His use of light and his composition bring life to the plants, shrubs and trees and gave the sense that one could almost step into the garden and walk down one of the pathways.


December 2011 - Jürgen Becker is „Features Photographer of the Year 2011“

The international successfull garden photographer Jürgen Becker has won the Garden Media Guild award in London fort he third time in succession. This time he receives the highly demanded award as ‚Features Photographer of the Year“ for his cover garden feature „A Dutch Tapestry“ with pictures of the Dutch garden of Madelien van Hasselt, published in the famous magazine Gardens Illustrated September 2011


Judges’ comments

The standard in this category was incredibly high, with several entries grabbing the attention of the judges. Many photographers use sunrise and sunset to their advantage (not a new technique, obviously), which makes for many breathtaking shots across the entire category. Gardens Illustrated entered a large body of work, all of which was beautiful, and should be commended for consistently supporting outstanding feature photography.

The winning entry stands head and shoulders above all others, and the decision to award Jurgen with this coveted accolade was totally unanimous. Every single picture was beautiful, but together all the images make for a breathtaking feature, with skilled and consistent interpretation of light. With a broad selection of wide and mid shots, along with superb plant portraits, the picture set had everything. What's more, the pictures make the viewer want to be transported to the garden instantly - they're simply lovely.


December 2010 - Winner of the Garden Media Guild Award 2010

Jürgen Becker is again winner of the ‚Garden Media Guild Award’ , this time as „Photographer of the Year 2010“

Judge’s comment: „The judges felt that Jürgen Becker’s collection of images consistently showed a great use of exposure, focus and composition. It was this combined use of focus and exposure, that put him above the competition.“


December 2009 - Winner of the Garden Media Guild Award 2009

First ‚Garden Oscar’ for German Photographer.

The jury of the Garden Media Guild, which confers the highly demanded ‚Garden Oscars’ every year in december in London, named Jürgen Becker as first German photographer ‚Best Features Photographer of the Year 2009’ for his feature of the private garden of the famous garden designer Piet Oudolf ‚On a Cold and Frosty Morning’, published in ‚Gardens Illustrated’. The comment of the jury: „ It must have taken weeks of waiting to get the perfect frosty morning. Jürgen consistently demonstrates his outstanding technical use of light.“