Applications are invited for the £10,000 Botanical Art Prize 2024 awarded by the Finnis Scott Foundation. This is about the Call for Entries, who can apply and how to apply.
In summary, the Botanical Art Prize is dedicated to the practice and promotion of botanical art. It aims
Specifically the £10K Award is:
Previous Winners of this Botanical Art Prize have been:
What follows is about:
Two important dates in May for scientific botanical illustrators:
What is the Margaret Flockton Award?
The Margaret Flockton Award - organised annually by the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney - commemorates the contribution Margaret Flockton (1861-1953) made to Australian scientific botanical illustration.
Every year, illustrators from around the world submit scientifically accurate drawings that accompany the published taxonomic description of a plant, clearly highlighting all of the distinctive features of the species. Original taxonomic illustrations are highly detailed black and white drawings primarily undertaken in pen and ink, pencil or digitally rendered.
You can read more about past winners on my dedicated page The Margaret Flockton Award for Excellence in Scientific Botanical Illustration
Who can enter the Margaret Flockton Award?
Entries are welcomed from all those who generate scientific illustrations of plants.
All previous winners of the Margaret Flockton Award are eligible to enter, EXCLUDING the 2020, 2021 AND 2022 first prize winning artists.
Typically, the people who submit illustrations for this award - and win awards are professional botanical illustrators / people who produce scientific botanical illustrations for botanical gardens and botanists on a regular basis. However they' are NOT the only people who enter.
Enthusiastic botanical illustrators ALSO make up at least half the entries
What can you enter?
The page relating to the Award includes a Guide to Scientific Botanical Illustrations - which I recommend you read before processing any further.
This is a guide to the Call for Entries for Plantae 2023 the Annual OPEN Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) in 2023 PLUS prizes - which includes one from me!
The DEADLINE for entry is midnight on 4th March 2023. This guide covers:
FOR THOSE NEW TO THE SBA EXHIBITION
I've been visiting and reviewing the annual exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists since 2006 - to start with on my art blog Making A Mark and latterly on this website.
If you've not submitted before and want to get an idea of the standard of work that gets selected, my blog posts contain a lot of images of artwork selected for hanging (See the end of this article for how to access my reviews.)
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