The Friends run an annual photographic competition for high school and college students, which is now in its 20th year. This is a great way to encourage young people to express their appreciation of Australian native plants through artistic creativity. In doing so, young photographers have an opportunity to explore and enjoy these wonderful Botanic Gardens – the world’s most comprehensive collection of Australian cultivated plants.
The competition is open to students in Years 7 to 12 attending Australian high schools and colleges. Entries can be submitted individually or through the student’s school or college. All photographs must be taken in the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
The competition consists of three categories
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Cash prizes are awarded for 1st to 5th place in each category. Additional awards are given to the photographic departments of the school/college of each first and second prize winners. There is also one People’s Choice award (over all categories).
The prize presentation ceremony for the 2016 competition was held on Saturday 12 November 2016 in the ANBG Theatrette. Entries were on display in the ANBG Visitor Centre from Wednesday 9 November until Sunday 20 November.
Congratulations to the prizewinners:
|1st||112||Pathway to peace||Zoe Azzopardi||Karabar High School|
|2nd||139||The Perspective is Key||Mitchell Braithwaite||Dickson College|
|3rd||277||Inbetween||Helena Nguyen Doan||Canberra High School|
|4th||110||Twisted||Emily Huynh||Trinity Christian School|
|5th||100||Gentle Flow||Kristen Zeller||Canberra College|
|1st||132||Garden Landscape||Rushan Tucker||Dickson College|
|2nd||274||Abandoned||Helena Nguyen Doan||Canberra High School|
|3rd||308||Look Closer||Casey Myers||Canberra High School|
|4th||192||Hi there!||Josie Lutze||Canberra High School|
|5th||247||Nesting place||Caitlin Johnstone||Canberra High School|
|1st||178||Double Dragon||Aaron Robilliard||Dickson College|
|2nd||171||Oh No!||Errol Steed||Dickson College|
|3rd||199||Capture the Garden||Shaylah McClymont||Canberra High School|
|4th||62||Sitting Pretty||Aaron Hilborn||St Mary MacKillop College|
|5th||81||Haze||Harrisson Davies||Marist College|
All prizewinning photographs can be seen on the 2016 prizewinners gallery page.
For further information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All prize-winning and highly-commended photos from recent competitions are available here online. Click on an image to see a larger version.