RHS Young Herb Photographer of the Year 2016

Supported by Vitacress

Winners announced!
Click to see the fantastic winners of RHS Young Herb Photographer of the Year 2016.

About the competition:

Win an iPad Air and £500 worth of gardening vouchers for your school!

We've teamed up with Vitacress again for this year's RHS Young Herb Photographer of the Year competition - a great chance for young photographers to win some fantastic prizes for them and their school.

We are looking for young people to send us their photographs of living herbs growing in the wild, a garden, a container or a setting of their choice. The photo can be of any herb(s) and could be growing in the UK or abroad (pupils could get some great snaps on their summer holidays!). Photographs can also be from any season taken in the past or present.

The photograph above is last year's winner of the 5-10 years age category. Indra Woodward, 8 years old from 11th Newham West Scout Group in London won the competition with his photo of borage (Borago officinalis) which was taken while on holiday in the Peak District.

How to enter:

  • This competition is currently closed, please do not enter.

Categories and prizes:

There are two categories for the competition: 5-10 year olds and 11-17 year olds.

Two winners, one from each category, will be crowned RHS Young Herb Photographer of the Year and receive an iPad Air worth around £300 and £500 worth of gardening vouchers for their school or group.

One runner up from each category will receive an iPad Mini and £250 of gardening vouchers for their school or group.

Judging panel:

  • Representatives from the RHS Campaign for School Gardening
  • Chris Moncrieff, Production Director at Vitacress Herbs
  • Jekka McVicar, RHS Ambassador, RHS Vice President and herb expert
  • Lady Bacon, Chair of the RHS Herb Group 
  • Jason Ingram, Garden Media Guild Photographer of the Year 2014

Terms and Conditions

Read the full Terms and Conditions for RHS Young Herb Photographer of the Year 2016.

Winners and Shortlisted Entries

See our brilliant winners and shortlisted entries from the past couple of years:

About Vitacress:

Following the success of last year's competition, Vitacress has kindly agreed to support it again for the second year running.

Vitacress is one of Europe's leading growers and packers of watercress, leafy salads, spinach, fresh herbs and tomatoes. They have farms in the UK, Portugal, Germany and Spain, and are passionate about promoting the use of fresh produce.

Vitacress have also set up the Vitacress Conservation Trust to promote the wellbeing of the unique chalk stream habitats where many of their watercress sites are based.

Read more about Vitacress and the work that they do.

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