Young Botanical Artist competition
Meet the next generation of botanical artists.
Join us in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery as we showcase the next generation of botanical artists.
Created by The Shirley Sherwood Collection in collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the competition was open exclusively to entrants aged 16-25, who were asked to submit two-dimensional artworks on the theme of ‘Trees’.
There were over 1,000 entrants from 77 countries, and some of the world’s most renowned botanical artists and curators donated their time to judge the entries, choosing works that represented their subject creatively, but with scientific accuracy.
We will be showcasing a shortlist of 50 entries and a People’s Choice award will be chosen over the duration of the exhibition.
2023 Young Botanical Artist winners
The overall winner of the 16–18 age group award is 17-year-old Marianna Zych from Poland. Her watercolour painting Prunus serrula was created as her first-ever botanical artwork following just one month of painting classes.
The overall winner of the 19–25 category is Khanh Ly Nguyen from Vietnam, whose watercolour Bauhinia variegata leaf showcases the intricate detail of this stunning tree.