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Congratulations to the winning photographers in each category:
- Sally Lees won the Plant Portrait category
- Ben De Boeck won the Young Person's category
- Fraser Punt won the Otari category
- Aurélie Aubertin won the People's Choice category
You can see all the photo entries at:
Wellington City Council - Flickr
Botanic Gardens of Wellington - Facebook
Photo by Fraser Punt - winner of the Otari category
We put the call out for photographers nationwide - amateurs and professionals of any age - to enter our photo competition by 1 December 2013.
Photo by Sally Lees - winner of the Plant Portrait category
There were three categories - categories 1 and 2 for entrants aged 14 years and older, and category 3 for those aged 13 years and under (participants could only enter one photo in each category*):
A panel of expert judges assessed photos on quality, creativity and how the image captures a unique aspect of Otari-Wilton’s Bush.
Submitted photos are displayed on Flickr and the Botanic Gardens Facebook page. Some competition photos became part of the Council's stock photo library.
Photo by Ben De Boeck - winner of the Young Person's category
The winner of each category received:
The runner-up in each category won a selection of New Zealand plants from Otari-Wilton’s Bush.
Photo by Aurélie Aubertin - winner of the People's Choice category
A People’s Choice winner was also selected through voting on the Botanic Gardens of Wellington Facebook page:
The People’s Choice winner received a bowl carved out of Otari wood and a selection of native plants from Otari-Wilton’s Bush.
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