RHS Photographer of the Year 2014 now open for entries

Calling all nature photographers! Fancy a shot at getting your work noticed and winning some excellent prizes? Then read on…

Mateusz Piesiak won the RHS Young Photographer of the Year 2013 prize with this excellent shot (image: Mateusz Piesiak)

Spring is now upon us and the world around is coming to life, with many great photographic opportunities out there – and where better to start than your own garden?

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is looking for the world’s best garden photographer with the launch of its annual RHS Photographer and Young Photographer of the Year competition. The competition is open to all ages and all photographic levels (including under 11′s), and is aimed at pushing the awareness of nature around us.

The competition is split into five categories for adults and is made up of Plants, Celebrating gardens, Seasons, Wildlife and Abstract and details, with an overall winner picked from these categories. There are also two further categories for budding photographers, split into Young Photographer (for ages 11-17) and Children’s Photographer (for under 11′s) groups.

The winner of the adult category will walk away with the title of RHS Photographer of the Year and £2000, with further prizes available for winners and runners-up of the individual categories. The younger photographers, meanwhile, have the chance to win the RHS Young Photographer of the Year title, with £500 worth of Wex Photographic vouchers as the main prize and additional prizes for runners-up in each category.

This year the competition is judged by internationally renowned garden photographer Clive Nichols, as well as The Garden magazine editor Chris Young and RHS Images Manager, Carol Sheppard. The competition is now open for entries and closes on the 2nd of November 2014.

For more information and to enter click here

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