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Ness Gardens Photographer of the Year

Congratulations to Jonathan Need for his picture Geum which won Ness Botanic Garden Photographer of the Year 2016.

Jonathan found out he had won the overall competiton along with the five other category winners at the recent awards cemomery held at Ness. The presentation was attended by the 20 shortlisted entrants with their family and friends followed by a guided walk of the Gardens with Judges Andy Lambie and Michael Turner. The category winners were:

Children's Photographer (under 10s)

  • Seed-head butterfly by Dylan Wilson

Young Photographer (10-17 years) 

  • Vibrant contrast by Katie Edwards

Adult categories

  • Plants winner - Geum by Jonathan Need
  • Garden winner - Solitude amid a sprinkle of frost by Heather Lindsay
  • Wildlife winner - Out on a limb by Anthony Crew
  • Abstract winner - Shark's teeth by Andrew Crothall 

Many thanks to everyone who entered this years competition - several hundred images were recieved. On a sunny day in December, the images across four adult and two children's categories were judged with much deliberation.  All of the shortlisted entries and winners of this year's competition are on display in the Visitor Centre at Ness until Friday 14th April. 

The deadline for this year's competition is Thursday 30th November 2017. There are no restrictions on the type of camera you use (phones are great too!). Just take some pictures of Ness and enter them in the appropriate category. Both children cateogries are free to enter.

The categories for the 2017 competition are - Children's Photographer (under 10s), Young Photographer (10-17 years) and for adults -  Plants, Gardens, Wildlife & Abstract.

We have also introduced a new category for this years competition - Seasonal Portfolio: a set of up to six images that capture the beauty of Ness throughout the year. 

Photographers of all ages can also enter a picture via Ness's Twitter, Instagram or Facebook accounts, using the hashtag #NBGphotocomp. The image can be related to any of the categories. Each monthly winner will be selected and then be fed into the competition judging.

Full details of the 2017 Photography Competition and how to enter can be found here.

Jonathan Need Geum


01 March 2017