Photography Competition 2014

Organised by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce that the Photography Competition has returned for 2014. Over the last few years we have received an astounding variety of images that have portrayed the wonderful views to be seen in the Gardens, the many different plants that contribute to the overall beauty of those views and the insects that exist, largely unseen, in remarkable worlds of their own, right under our eyes. Once again we're calling on you to take your cameras and seek out the most striking images you can find to help us capture the beauty of our treasured Gardens.

We have extended the deadline this year to give you more time to take advantage of the summer light. The competition will open on Saturday 1 March and will run until Tuesday 30 September 2014. The entry form can be opened using the link on the right hand side of this page.

All funds raised will be used to support the Garden's world class research and conservation work.

The Prizes

The overall winner will receive a year's digital subscription to Amateur Photographer magazine and a day with the RBGE's professional photographer Lynsey Wilson.

The category winners (not including the Young Photographer categories) will receive a year's digital subscription to Amateur Photographer magazine.

The prizes for the Young Photographer categories have yet to be announced.

The Categories

Garden View

A landscape photograph taken in any of the four Gardens.

Plant Portrait

A plant (tree, shrub or flower) either singly or in a group of the same plant, or a close-up, taken in any of the four Gardens.


An experimental or expressionistic photograph (could be of a plant, an animal or a view of one of the Gardens).

Wildlife in the Garden

Animals, insects or birds taken in any of the four Gardens.

Young Photographer: My Favourite Flower/Tree/Plant

This year there are two sub-categories for the Young Photographer award, one for children under the age of 10 and one for photographers between the ages of 10 and 17. The theme for this category is 'My Favourite Flower/Tree/Plant.'

*Please note that images should not feature any identifiable people.

We're looking forward to receiving your best pictures.

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2013 Winner Alan Pyke

2013 Winner by Alan Pyke

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)