ANBG Photographic Group exhibition & awards - Recovery

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Thursday, 25 November 2021 - 9:30am to Sunday, 12 December 2021 - 4:30pm

In 2020 many Gardens anniversary events were cancelled due to COVID 19, including the Photographic Group awards during the exhibition. The 2021 Recovery photographic exhibition, the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens Photographic Group (PG), will organise photographic awards as part of the Group’s annual photographic exhibition in November.

The purpose of the exhibition and the awards is to support and raise awareness of the aims and values of the Australian National Botanic Gardens (the Gardens’) and showcase the Gardens’ wide-ranging diversity of flora and fauna through the medium of photographs. 

Photographers must be financial members of the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens during the exhibition period, with membership having commenced on or before 1st January 2021. All exhibition entries will be automatically included in judging the photographic award, where the entries comply with any of the four Award Categories.

The Friends Photographic Group encourages all Friends’ members to submit their best photographs of native plants and wildlife in the Australia National Botanic Gardens and accordance with the four award categories listed below. All pictures for award categories 1, 2 and 3 must be taken in the Gardens.

Photographic Award Categories  

Photographs for the photographic award may be entered in four categories:

  1. Plant Portrait - a photograph of a single or group of primarily the same plant species/genus.
  2. Wildlife - a photograph of wildlife in the Gardens.
  3. Banksia - a photograph of a single or group of Banksia plants in recognition of Joseph Banks’ visit to Australia and the new banksia garden.  In this category a photograph of a Banksia plant taken in a manner that produces a creative composition.  Award entries need to specify the identity of the Banksia species.
  4. Rare, Threatened or Endangered Plants - a photograph of a native plant or plants which are rare, threatened, or endangered.   For details of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act (1999) list of threatened flora species visit the Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy web site:

More information will be forthcoming.