Elegant Places

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Final call for entries in the Kirstenbosch 100 Photo Competition


Budding photographers have until 31 October 2013 to submit entries for the Kirstenbosch 100 Photographic Competition.

Both Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and its partner NGO, the Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc) celebrate their centenary this year and to highlight this achievement, the Kirstenbosch Branch of the BotSoc has been running a photographic competition.

To enter, participants need to visit Kirstenbosch to capture photographs that focus on fauna, flora and/or landscapes, which must be taken in the Kirstenbosch Gardens during 2013.

Photographs may be taken with any camera or photographic device and even photographs taken with a smart phone are eligible for entry.

Final images must be digital as entries may only be submitted on the website www.botsoc-kirstenbosch.org.za 

The competition consists of two categories: Section A - Open, and Section B - Students (18 years and younger). This category has been included specially to encourage younger photographers to enter the competition in their own category, without having to compete against older, more experienced photographers. Students are encouraged to enter the maximum number of three entries in order to increase their chance of winning. Entry to the competition is free.

The winning images from October will compete against all the winners from the previous five months for the grand prizes of a Canon 60D and Lens (Section A) and the Canon G1X (Section B), proudly sponsored by Canon and Orms Pro Photo Warehouse.

For the rules of the competition and further information visit www.botsoc-kirstenbosch.org.za 

Watch the press and Kirstenbosch Branch of BotSoc website for details about the exhibition and prize giving to be held towards the end of November.