The RHS Photographic Competition 2013
The RHS Photographic Competition 2013 has now closed for entries and the prizewinners will be announced on Tuesday 21 January 2014.
Once the judging has taken place and the winners have been announced, the winning images will be displayed on our website. Thank you for all your interest in this year’s competition and remember to look out for the new competition in 2014.
Clive Nichols (www.clivenichols.com) has established a reputation as one of the world's finest flower and garden photographers. His passion for the subject comes across in every image that he creates. His work has appeared in hundreds of books as well as in countless magazines, calendars and brochures. Over the past 25 years he has amassed a stunning collection of more than 60,000 images which are available for reproduction.
Clive regularly gives master classes in flower and garden photography for The Royal Horticultural Society and for the past five years he has been one of the two main judges for the prestigious 'International Garden Photographer of the Year' awards.
Clive also photographs interiors, travel, architecture and lifestyle, undertaking many prestigious commissions including a calendar of the world's best modern buildings for a Russian Senator, a book about the finest Villa on Lake Como for Condé Nast and a new brochure on the historic BMA House in Tavistock Square, London, for the British Medical Association.
Chris Collins began his horticultural career as an apprentice in Brighton Parks before obtaining his degree at Royal Botanic garden, Edinburgh. Time working abroad in Cameroon and Japan was followed by a period at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and then three years as head gardener at Westminster Abbey.
Chris’s television career began with the BBC 2 series ‘The Plantsman’, followed by regular appearances on ITV, BBC and UKTV including series Garden Rivals, Digging for Victory and The Wonder of Weeds.
However, over the past eight years Chris has been best-known as the Blue Peter gardener, which has led him to work closely with schools and children. He has been active in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Campaign for School Gardening, and the Horticultural Trades Association’s Plant for Life campaign, as well as working with charities including School Food Matters and Trees for Cities.
Chris was awarded the Prince Philip City & Guilds medal for contribution to Horticulture in 2008.