Friday 2 March 2012
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has launched its global search for the most inspirational and creative garden photography. Amateur and professional photographers of all ages are invited to submit their entries online, for the chance to be crowned RHS Photographer of the Year and win £1,000.
The RHS Photographic Competition was first hosted at RHS Garden Rosemoor in 1997. Since then the competition has grown vastly, attracting thousands of entries from around the world.
Adult categories range from wildlife and people in the garden, to plant portraits. Children and young photographers are also invited to compete for the coveted RHS Young Photographer of the Year title, and prizes include a digital camera and photographic vouchers.
James Arnold, the Competition Organiser said: “At the RHS we believe that photography plays a really important role in capturing the magic and diversity of the natural world around us.”
Entries can be submitted online at www.rhs.org.uk/photocompetition until 31 August 2012.
Stephen Webb, last year’s RHS Photographer of the Year, said: “Winning the competition last year was amazing. It led to some great experiences, including an appearance on The Alan Titchmarsh Show, an interview on BBC radio and talks at local photography clubs. I thoroughly encourage photographers, whatever their skill level, to grab their cameras, get outdoors and start capturing images for this year's competition.”
All entrants also have the chance to win the Medici Cards Award, publishing the sponsor’s choice of photograph as a greeting card.
For more information and please contact Charlotte Paton on 020 7821 3126 or email@example.com.
Notes to editors
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
RHS Registered Charity No. 222879/SC038262