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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Margaret Flocton Award 2011

(Ceratozamia vovidesii by Edmundo Saavedra Vidal, Mexico - please click to enlarge)

The winner of the 2011 Margaret Flocton Award competition is Edmundo Saavedra Vidal from Mexico (Xalapa, Veracruz).
 Margaret Flockton Award is a prestigious Australian competition commemorating the enormous contributions that Margaret Flockton made to early Australian botanical illustration and taxonomy. This competition is most likely the only international art competition for black and white scientific botanical illustration. 
This year (2011) 31 entries from 20 different artists and from eight countries were submitted into the competition where the first prize is $5000. 
The second prize of $2000 went to Lucy Smith (U.K.) and the three highly commended works were by Edmundo Saavedra Vidal (Mexico), Sarah Adler (USA) and Klei Sousa (Brazil).
(Nymphaea thermarum by Lucy Smith, U.K. - please click to enlarge)
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Congratulations !

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