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Deadline: December 10, 2011
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: AU$6.00 will be payable for each photograph

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2011 Gardens in Focus Photography Competition

gardensinfocus Use photography to capture the living essence of your favourite botanic garden – what makes this place unique and wonderful to YOU. Reveal what makes your botanic garden a real treasure.

Every photo entered counts for one vote for your botanic garden. Will your favourite botanic garden win the title of Gardens in Focus most Treasured Botanic Garden 2011?

The competition has five categories:

Category 1: Plant Portraiture
Open to all photographers, amateur and professional, whose photographs have been taken in an Australian or New Zealand Botanic garden.

Category 2: Garden Views
Open to all photographers, amateur and professional, whose photographs have been taken in an Australian or New Zealand Botanic garden.

Category 3: Garden Creatures
Open to all photographers, amateur and professional, whose photographs have been taken in an Australian or New Zealand Botanic garden.

Category 4: Youth Competition
Open to photographers under 21 years, whose photographs have been taken in an Australian or New Zealand botanic garden.

Category 5: International Botanic Gardens
Open to all photographers, amateur and professional, whose photographs have been taken in a botanic garden other than in Australia or New Zealand.

Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The photographer of the overall winning image will be awarded the first prize of $8,000 in cash.

Second prize - $1,500 in cash

Third prize - $500 in cash

Plus winning photographs are featured in an exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney and the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. ELIGIBILITY: International - Photos must be of Botanical Gardens Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Friends will not attempt to sell or give away the rights to use an entrant's photographs or personal details to any third party without seeking his or her prior consent, and copyright owners of the photographs will be acknowledged by name in any publication. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition, each photographer grants an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide licence to Friends (or any person authorised by Friends) to use his or her name, photograph, voice and/or image for publicity and marketing purposes of Friends and to display the photo in any location;
consents to any act or omission by Friends, (or any person authorised by Friends) which would otherwise infringe the photographer's moral rights in respect of his or her photograph.

If an entrant's photograph is selected as a finalist or winner in the competition, then in addition, he or she grants an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide licence to Friends (or any person authorised by Friends) to: display the photo in any location; and use photographs for a print run of a maximum of 500 copies to be used in a pack of mixed postcards which will be sold. Friends will retain 100% of the profits from the sale of the postcards and will acknowledge the photographer's name with the image.

If an entrant's photograph is selected as a winner, then in addition the entrant grants an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide licence to Friends (or any person authorised by Friends) to display that photo as part of the International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition.

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