2020 Friends Photographic Competition

Extended until February 2021 due to Covid-19

2020 Friends Photographic Competition

The Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens wish to advise that the dates for the Photographic Competition have been amended because of the Covid-19 Pandemic in recent months. We have not been able to undertake many of our actions to ensure that this would be a successful event. With the closure of many of our proposed sponsors and our inability to meet and organise a schedule of work, we have had to delay the programme. All the Rules of the Competition will remain the same and the Categories listed will also be the same.

The new dates are:

Entries open: 1 December 2019 – Closing date 21 February 2021.

There will be a workshop held in the Friends Building : 13 February 2021: 9am to 12 noon. This is an opportunity to work with Members of the Manukau Photographic Society to improve your chosen image. As we get closer to the time, we will ask competitors to notify us at friendsofabg@gmail.com of intention to attend.

Selection, Judging and Mounting of finalists and winners photographs : 22 February -13 March

Exhibition of photographs : 13 March to 28 March

Public Vote Period : 13 March to 27 March.

Awards presentation : 2pm, 28 March.     


Competition Categories

Each entrant is only allowed to enter two images in total for the competition one or more of the following four categories.


Capture your favourite season and/or favourite part of the gardens at the Auckland Botanic Gardens.

Creative Angles

There are plenty of features and elements in the gardens, such as sculptures, fixtures or the flowers/plants themselves. Play with the light/shadow or using key elements of design that you can find through creative angles.

Friends of Flowers

Who would you consider as Friends of Flowers? This category focuses on individual flowers and plants and could include insects/butterflies, birds, people who nurture them or rely on them. We are keen to see your interpretation.


Through the Eyes Of A Child. This is an Open category for all children and youth to show us what they see in our gardens.


The competition is open to all Auckland Botanic Garden visitors.

Entries open now. Competition details and entry form.

from Friday
15 Jan 2021
to Sunday
21 Feb 2021

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