Tuesday 21 August 2012
Award winning TV duo, Dick and Dom, will be joining the RHS panel to judge the 2012 RHS Young Photographer of the Year Competition, which sees children and young adults aged under 18 years submit their best gardening shots. Entry is free and images should be submitted online by 31 August 2012.
Image: copyright Bill Waters
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), with the help of Kid’s TV Presenters and gardening enthusiasts, Dick and Dom, are searching for the most exciting and creative garden photography. The RHS Young Photographer of the Year Competition is divided into two strands, under 11’s and 11-18 year-olds, and is part of the larger RHS Photographic Competition for all ages.
Dom said: “This is a great opportunity for kids to get outside and explore nature, while doing something creative. Winning the title of RHS Young Photographer could be a stepping stone for talented young adults, as well as an introduction to a new hobby for younger kids. We’re expecting to see some fantastic entries from wildlife pictures to plant and gardening shots.”
The winner will be crowned RHS Young Photographer of the Year and claim top prize of a fantastic digital camera. Second and Third runners up will receive photographic vouchers.
The competition organiser, James Arnold said: “This year we’ve seen more entries for the RHS Young Photographer of the Year Competition than ever before, and are expecting even more entries through August.”
All throughout the month of August, under 16’s get free entry to RHS Gardens, providing the perfect opportunity for a fun family day out, and for children to get creative and inspired by gardening.
Entries for the RHS Young Photographer of the Year Competition can be submitted online at www.rhs.org.uk/photocompetition for free until 31 August 2012.
For more information please contact Charlotte Paton on 020 7821 3126 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
With thanks to Dick McCourt and Dom Wood.
The judging panel includes RHS horticultural experts, members of RHS Images, Editor of The Garden, Chris Young, and Dick and Dom.
RHS Photographic Competition
Adult Submission Categories
• Plant Portraits
• Abstracts and Details
• Gardens through the Seasons
• Wildlife in the Garden
• People in the Garden
Under-18s Submission Categories
• Young Photographer category (age 11–17)
• Children’s Photographer category (under 11)
RHS Photographer of the Year £1,000
RHS Young Photographer of the Year Digital camera
First prize £350
Second prize £200
Third prize £100
Children and Young Photographers (under 18)
First prize Digital camera
Second prize Photographic vouchers
Third prize Photographic vouchers
Adults 18 and over (non-members) £6 per image
Adults 18 and over (RHS members) £5 per image
Under 18s: FREE
The Medici Cards Award
The Medici Cards Award will be decided from all competition entries, and will be presented to the photographer who submits the image best suited for reproduction as a greetings card.
The image will be published by Medici Cards as a greetings card. The photographer will be credited and will receive 200 copies of his or her card.
To download images from the 2011 RHS Photographic Competition for free, please visit www.picselect.com
About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s foremost gardening charity, helping and inspiring millions of people to garden. We do this at our gardens and shows and through our scientific research, publications, libraries and our education and community programmes. We are entirely funded by our members, visitors and supporters.
RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit www.rhs.org.uk
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