Terms & Conditions of Entry

  • The competition is open to all amateur and professional photographers.
  • Entry forms will be accepted until the closing date on 30 September 2017.
  • Up to three photographs may be submitted for the entry fee of £12 and more may be submitted for £3 for each additional photo. Members can enter 5 images for £12 and may also submit extra images at a cost of £3 each. Young Photographers can enter up to 3 images at a cost of £3 each. All funds raised will be used to support the Garden's world class research and conservation work.
  • Digital images will be accepted from any type of film or digital cameras.
  • ONLY DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS will be accepted this year. Images to be 300ppi and printable to A4 with a file size of under 10MB.  Entries should be emailed to photocomp@rbge.org.uk with a completed entry form attached. Please put your name as the subject of the email. The entry fee, if not paying via a credit or debit card, should be posted, along with a downloaded entry form, to the Membership Office, RBGE, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR.
  • Photo file names should comprise entrant's name and number of photos entered; eg JohnSmith1, JohnSmith2, JohnSmith3.
  • The winners will be chosen by judges appointed by RBGE. The judges' decision is final.
  • Winners will be notified in October and prizes presented at an event (date to be confirmed) in Edinburgh.
  • Copyright of images will remain with the photographer, but RBGE and Jessops claim the right to exhibit the entries and to use them in publicity material and on social media to promote the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and/or its photography competition. For this purpose RBGE claims the right to edit or use images in combination with others.
  • Photographs must be the original work of the entrant and taken at one of the four Gardens of RBGE in the year prior to the closing date, apart from those entered into the Scotland's Flora and Young Photographer categories, which can be taken anywhere in Scotland.
  • Care must be taken not to damage plants or RBGE property in taking the photos.
  • Please ensure that images do not feature any identifiable people.
  • There are restrictions on using a tripod in the Garden; please contact the Visitor Welcome Team on 0131 248 2909 or email vistorwelcome@rbge.org.uk.

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2014 Plant Portrait category and Overall Winner by David Purvis

2014 Abstract category winner by Mark Beautyman 

2014 Garden View Category winner by Sarah-fiona Helme

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