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Friday, June 6, 2014
(Nepenthes petiolata by Lucy Smith, Kew U.K., please click to enlarge)
Margaret Flockton Award commemorates the contribution Margaret Flockton made to Australian scientific botanical illustration. The annual award is very competitive, this time 34 illustrations from ten different countries were submitted for consideration. The winning image of Nepenthes petiolata was drawn by Lucy Smith from Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Lucy will receive AU$5000 for first prize. This was her tenth time to participate and previously she has won the 2nd prize three times and has received 5 Highly Commended Awards.
Edmundo Saavedra Vidal from Mexico received the 2nd prize (AU$2000) for the superbly rendered dandelion, Taraxacum officinale. Read more about 2014 Margaret Flockton Award and Exhibition by clicking here.
(Taraxacum officinale by Edmundo S. Vidal, Mexico, , please click to enlarge)