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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Margaret Flockton Award 2010 goes to Rogerio Lupo, Brazil

Vellozia sp.nov. by Rogerio Lupo (Brazil) - please click on image to enlarge
Illustration is a science and biology is an art (Rogerio Lupo)

Brazilian biologist and scientific illustrator Rogerio Lupo's illustration was selected for its accuracy, clarity, artistry and composition to win the Margaret Flocton Award 2010 and he received the $5000 1st prize in the ceremony at the National Herbarium of NSW of Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney Australia.
Margaret Flockton Award promotes the appreciation and understanding of contemporary scientific botanical illustration and is one of the most prestigious awards worldwide on its field. This year the entries came from Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Spain, Poland, USA, Mexico and Brazil.
With one of the great botanic gardens in the world and the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere, Brazil has fostered a strong tradition of botanical illustrators. Another entry for the Flockton Award by Rogerio Lupo received a Highly Commended as did a work by fellow Brazilian Klei Sousa who received the 1st prize in 2009.
The second prize ($2000) went to Sarah Adler from USA.
(Images for the other awarded plates are displayed in the BI-Facebook)
Read more about Margaret Flockton here

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