The RHS Photographic Competition inspires young and old alike to get outdoors and record how enriching and inspiring gardens and plants can be. There are 9 different categories in the competition, designed to have a broad appeal to aspiring entrants and cover different gardening-related topics: • Celebrating Gardens • Welcoming Garden Wildlife • Pure plants • Abstract • Urban Gardening • Under 18s (age 11-17) • Under 11s • Social Media • Portfolio Entrants for ‘Under 18s (11-17 years) categories must be between 11 and 17 years old on the day the competition closes. Entrants for ‘Under 11s’ category must be under 11 years old on the day the competition closes. A panel of judges will be appointed by the RHS to judge a shortlist of entries from each category. All entries must be submitted through the RHS Photographic Competition website. Entrants are permitted to enter 5 images to the competition via the website. If the RHS deems the entrant has exceeded the image entry limit, through multiple accounts or by any other means, the RHS may disqualify the entrant from the competition. Entries must be submitted digitally. Scanned negatives are accepted but must meet the criteria of digital image file requirements. The RHS Photographic Competition is open to all - apart from anyone associated with the competition including RHS employees (and their partners and family), board and committee members, ambassadors, media sponsor and judges. The entrant must be the original artwork creator and solely hold the copyright. Images must not be licenced or disposed of any rights that will conflict with the competition. Images that have been that have been made available on stock libraries and that may have gained publicity from this may be disqualified at the judges’ discretion Images that have won or been, commended or received notable publicity in any major competition before the submission deadline or judging will be disqualified at the judges’ discretion. Any submitted image must not be entered into any other competition after being entered into the RHS Photographic Competition until the results have been announced by the end of May 2018. The deadline for the entries is 5pm, 31 January 2018.
The winner of the RHS Photographic Competition 2018 will receive 5,000 GBP (approx. 6,345 USD). The Young Winner of the RHS Photographic Competition 2018 will receive 750 GBP Wex Photographic vouchers.
Winners will be announced and exhibited during a summer RHS Flower Show; the exhibition will then tour the RHS Gardens at dates to be confirmed.
The RHS Photographic Competition is open to all - apart from anyone associated with the competition including RHS employees (and their partners and family), board and committee members, ambassadors, media sponsor and judges.
Copyrights & Usage Rights:
Entrants remain the copyright holder to any images submitted by themselves.
Abstract Wildlife Urban