Dr. Shirley Sherwood has worked for decades to bring the botanical art genre to new and broader audiences worldwide. This year, we’re delighted to introduce The Young Botanical Artist Competition in collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Open to artists aged 16-25, The Young Botanical Artist Competition invites budding botanical artists to submit 2D botanical artworks depicting trees, leaves and anything that exists in between. This could be a leaf bud, a branch, a decaying leaf or a moss-coated trunk – any part, big or small, that inspires you!
Eligibility: 16-25 year olds in any location.
What you get: Exhibition at renowned Shirley Sherwood Gallery @ Kew Gardens; Overall Winner (1 per category): £750; Highly Commended (2 per category): £250; Overall winners will be crowned alongside Highly Commended artists and a People’s Choice Artist (chosen over the duration of the exhibition). These artists will also receive an art supplies bundle worth £100, supported by Seawhite of Brighton.
Deadline 30 November 2022
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