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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

2012 Margaret Flockton Award - Call for Entries

(Ceratozamia vovidesii by Edmundo Saavedra Vidal, 1st prize winner for 2011 Margaret Flockton Award - please click the image to enlarge)

Illustrators are invited to submit one or two original scientific botanical illustrations in black and white by close of business Monday 6th Feb 2012Prize money - 1st prize - $AUD5000, 2nd prize - $AUD2000, plus three Highly Commended awards will be presented upon the opening of the exhibition on Friday 30th March 2012. Submission details for the Margaret Flockton Award can be viewed by clicking here.

Margaret Flockton (1861-1953) was the first botanical illustrator at the Botanic Gardens in Sydney, serving from 1901 for 27 years. The Margaret Flockton Award commemorates the enormous contribution that she made to early botanical illustration for taxonomic research. The award is unique in that it promotes botanical illustration, as opposed to botanical art, it is annually sponsored by the Maple-Brown family and the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, AustraliaThis unique Award is now in its ninth year. In 2011, 31 competing works were exhibited, produced by 20 artists from all around the world.  
For complete information to submit works in 2012 and to view 2011 winning works, please click here.
  You can read more information about Margaret Flockton by clicking here

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