RHS Photographic Competition 2019

13 July 2018

Competitions

Closes: 1st March 2019

Free to enter.

All levels of photographers are asked to demonstrate their passion for gardening, plants, outdoor spaces or wildlife. 

Categories: 

Celebrating gardens: whether in your own private space or a spectacular RHS garden, a tiny city patch to a formal domestic outside haven – get out and about photographing the very best of any style of garden. Consider elevated overviews from an upstairs window or simply images that capture the enjoyment people get from being in an outside space. Let your photographic imagination flourish and celebrate the essence – and beauty – of a garden.

Welcoming garden wildlife: beautiful photographs of insects, birds and creatures found wild in your garden or garden surroundings. Images can be close up details or wider views of wildlife enjoying the outside environment.

All about plants: if you love capturing plants, showing them happily growing in their location, then this is the category for you. Submissions should show a plant, tree or shrub as a whole entity – macro photography or tiny details aren’t right for this category. Instead, photographs could include the flower, stem and leaves of one single plant, or a clump of plants in their natural environment. Show us the beauty of plants and how they grow outside – make us think about why we should all consider growing more plants.

Abstract: let your imagination, originality and creativity go wild – submissions can be a close-up of a plant or an abstract view of plants or gardens. Image manipulation and graphic approaches are also welcomed. We want to be wowed by amazing images that challenge and make us think.

Urban gardening: whether you live in a flat, shared space or have a small outside terrace, all types of gardening can be undertaken in a city or town. Supporting the RHS Greening Grey Britain campaign, photographs could be a view of a windowsill in an urban flat or a small planted area in the suburbs. Photographs may include people as much as plants, as we want to celebrate the importance of an outside space in urban areas.

Social media: any image can be entered into this category that is related to anything horticultural, gardening or wildlife. Images should be submitted via RHS Twitter, Instagram or Facebook accounts using the hashtag #RHSphotocomp. The monthly shortlist will be selected by the RHS social media team and an RHS judge, and the winner will be voted for by our social media followers. Each monthly winner will then be fed into the competition judging for overall category winner.

Under 18s (age 11-17): any photographs depicting something plant, garden or wildlife related.

Under 11s: any photographs depicting something plant, garden or wildlife related.

Portfolio: this unique category is judged for RHS medals and entrants must supply six images in a series, or based on a common theme or style. Shortlisted portfolios will be hung and displayed at an RHS Show in 2019, and will be judged as a display at the show. This category is open to both amateur and professional photographers.


Prizes:

Overall Winner of the RHS Photographic Competition 2019 - £5,000
Young Winner of the RHS Photographic Competition 2019 - £750 Wex Photographic vouchers

Adult categories:

First Place - £500 + RHS Gift membership
Second Place - £250
Third Place - £150

Portfolio category:

Winner - £500 + RHS Gift membership

Under 18s:

First place - £150 Wex Photographic vouchers
Second place - £75 Wex Photographic vouchers
Third place - £50 Wex Photographic vouchers

Under 11s:

First place - £150 Wex Photographic vouchers
Second place - £75 Wex Photographic vouchers
Third place - £50 Wex Photographic vouchers


To enter click here.


Picture copyright: Blue Tit Eating Red Apple by Simon Bratt LRPS.