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Wednesday 1 August 2012

Final call for 2012 RHS Photographic Competition entries

Entries can be submitted online at www.rhs.org.uk/photocompetition

Time is running out to enter the RHS Photographic Competition and stand the chance of winning £1,000. Amateur and professional photographers of all ages should submit their entries online by 31 August 2012.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the UK’s leading gardening charity, is searching for the most inspirational and creative garden photography. Entries will be shortlisted by a panel of judges and the winner will be crowned RHS Photographer of the Year; claiming the top prize of £1,000.

Visitors to RHS Shows this year will have the chance to submit photographs of fond memories, and there is still a chance to visit RHS Gardens for inspiration. Entries, however, can be from a vast range of settings. There is a selection of adult categories from wildlife and people in the garden to plant portraits. Children and young photographers are also invited to compete for the coveted title RHS Young Photographer of the Year, and to win prizes including a digital camera and photographic vouchers.

Stephen Webb, 2011 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.”

The RHS Photographic Competition is supported by Medici Cards, offering all entrants the chance to win the Medici Cards Award and have their winning photograph published as a greetings card.

 

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For more information please contact Charlotte Paton on 020 7821 3126 or charlottepaton@rhs.org.uk

RHS Photographic Competition
www.rhs.org.uk/photocompetition

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)

Prizes
RHS Photographer of the Year £1,000
RHS Young Photographer of the Year Digital camera

Adult
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

Entry Fees

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.

Images

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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About the RHS

The RHS believes that gardening improves the quality of life and that everyone should have access to great garden experiences. As a charity we help to bring gardening into people's lives and support gardeners of all levels and abilities; whether they are expert horticulturists or children who are planting seeds for the very first time.

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