ERBG 2017 Photographic Competition

Friends of Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens in partnership with the Eurobodalla Shire Council would like to give all photographers the opportunity to enter the Gardens 2017 Photographic Competition.

Entry to the competition is free. All entrants have a chance to win cash prizes and have their images selected for inclusion in the 2018 Botanic Gardens Calendar. Funds raised from the sale of this popular calendar are used to support the further development of the Botanic Gardens and its important role in the conservation of the region's flora.

The competition will award a prize in a junior section (under 18) and a senior section. The public will have the opportunity to vote on their favourite image, which will win the People's Choice Award.


  • Senior section winner will receive $500.00 donated by the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club. Second is a $50 Voucher for merchandise/Plants at the Gardens
  • Junior section winner will receive $300.00. Second is a $50 Voucher for merchandise/Plants at the Gardens
  • People's Choice Award winner will receive $250.00


  • Flora/fungi images may be of flowering/non-flowering plants and can include mosses and fungi found in the Gardens
  • Textures & Patterns in nature
  • Landscape - can include structures, people and/or wildlife
  • Fur & Feathers - any animal/birdlife found in the Gardens

How to Enter

  • Read the rules and conditions of entry shown below
  • Pick up and fill out a Photo Consent Form available on line or from the Gardens Visitors Centre
  • Deliver your clearly labelled entries together with the completed Photo Consent Form to the Gardens Visitors Centre no later than 4pm September 15 Sept 2017
  • Entries will be exhibited at the Gardens - 20 Sept to 8 Oct 2017 and winners announced on 27th Oct 2017
  • Entries will be available for collection from the Gardens Visitors Centre from 29 Oct 2017 during business hrs.

Rules & Conditions of Entry

To be eligible for exhibition and judging all entries must comply with the following rules & conditions -

  1. maximum of 3 entries in each category can be submitted
  2. All entries must be in landscape format
  3. Entries can either be framed or SECURELY mounted on black cardboard with a 5cm border surrounding the image.
  4. Images are to be printed on matte photographic paper in A4 dimensions
  5. Photo corners are not to be used in the mounting
  6. Photographer's name, contact details, competition section and category to be printed on the reverse of each mounted entry
  7. All Images are to have been taken over the last 12 months and within the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens
  8. Entries submitted to previous ERBG Photographic competitions are not eligible for entry
  9. All entrants must sign the ERBG Photo Consent form
  10. Competition organisers reserve the right to refuse any entry or move an entry to another category
  11. The decision of the Judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  12. Should the entries in any category fall below the standard required by organisers and judges, the organisers reserve the right not to award prizes
  13. Whilst every attempt will be made to exhibit all entries, competition organisers may limit the number of entries displayed
  14. Competition organisers reserve the right to select the final entries for the 2018 Botanic Gardens Calendar

To enter: Read, complete and return the Rules and consent form.