Budding photographers wanted by the RHS

Something exotic at Kew Gardens

We like to get photographers started young and a bit of competition along with the chance to win a digital camera can’t hurt. Little Ones and Slightly Bigger Ones can test out their garden-related photography skills in the Royal Horticultural Society Young Photographer of the Year competition.

Under 11s can submit up to five photographs on anything that catches their eye in the garden, from squirmy tadpoles in a pond to super-tall sunflowers. Under 18s can also submit up to five photos, but theirs have to fall into one of six different categories: a garden plants study; abstract; the seasonal garden; garden wildlife; gardens and gardeners; and fruit and veg.

The overall winner bags a digital camera as well as the title RHS Young Photographer of the Year. Come second or third and receive some photography vouchers. Not bad!

Entries are being accepted now until 31 August 2010. Head over to the RHS website for more information, an entry form, and The Rules.